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  1. I am in need of some help with ID’s on these three shark teeth from the beaches of South Carolina. I think that 1 and 3 might be a species of Isurus, but I have trouble with shark teeth… Number 2 is unlike any I have ever found at the beach with that little cusplet. All help is appreciated.
  2. Michael1

    South Carolina mammal ankle?

    I found this bone a while back in a summerville creek. It was poking out with some clay I was thinking its a mammal bone like maybe an ankle so I was wondering if anyone knows what part of the animal its from or what animal its from?
  3. Anybody ever seen anything like this? Due to the site it's from could be anything from Cretaceous - Pleistocene. The site is well known for paleocene croc coprolites so my first thought was these were footprints of something in a croc coprolite, but that doesn't quite make sense. Maybe it's a burrow of something in phosphate? Maybe it's an indention of something? Any ideas?
  4. StradicFanatic

    Bone ID

    Hi everyone! Just joined up here. I dive a lot of blackwater up in SC and recently found this bone. I was told it MIGHT be from an extinct bony-toothed bird. I found this about 20ft deep in a brackish water river, where I also find tons of meg teeth and other fossils. Any thoughts?
  5. Michael1

    Indian necklace piece

    I found this a while back in a Summerville creek, theres a hole in this bone piece that appears it could be from an Indian making some sort of jewelry not entirely sure though so I was wondering if anyone could give a second opinion.
  6. LynWil

    Help Identify

    Can someone help me identify these? They have very unusual patterns on them. Thought it would be easy to identify, but I can not seem to find them. Maybe some type of osteoderm? I have included 3 pictures of each. Front back and side. First has unusual ribbed pattern on front and back. The second is a thick chunk (.5”) with wavy pattern on front and smooth on back.
  7. Hi all. I have slowly been working on sorting through a few gallons of micro matrix from a partiularly rich lag deposit within the Donoho Creek formation in South Carolina. I have been able to identify many of them, and I will share some nice ones that I have identified, however I also will be seeking help from time to time in identifying ones that I am not having as much luck identifying in hopes the community can help! Let's get started shall we? This is one of my personal favorites - a Borodinopristis Schwimmeri (sawfish) oral tooth. They are extremely rare down here, and I just recently found my first one. ~2mm. This is another one of my personal favorites - a Lonchidion Babulskii oral tooth. This is a particularly impressive specimen due to the preservation of the porous and fragile root, along with no wear on the crown. ~5mm. Here's a particularly enigmatic object for me thus far - I have been told this is a carpet shark, however i am unsure even to what genus - would anyone have any suggestions? No carpet sharks are mentioned in published literature (as far as I am aware) from this deposit. It is ~2mm in size. The most fun section - denticles. I have found tons of fascinating and differing denticles and am interested to see if anyone can help me assign these to anything specific. They're all very small, ~2mm 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Hope you all enjoyed seeing some of the microfossils I am finding, and hopefully some of you are able to help in identifying some of them! I'll update this thread as I find more enigmatic micros.
  8. Sonickmonx

    Juveline Squalicorax kaupi? Tooth

    From the album: Donoho Creek Microfossils (South Carolina)

    This is by far the smallest squalicorax tooth I have found so far. It is ~2mm x 2mm, hence the designation as a juvenile.
  9. Sonickmonx

    Unknown Denticle

    From the album: Donoho Creek Microfossils (South Carolina)

    This is a particularly striking and unique denticle of some kind. It is twisted on both the root and the crown, and I do not currently know what it is from.
  10. Sonickmonx

    Carpet Shark tooth?

    From the album: Donoho Creek Microfossils (South Carolina)

    This is from an, as of currently, unknown to me type of carpet shark. This is the only specimen I have found of this type and I am very unfamiliar with carpet sharks as a whole.
  11. Sonickmonx

    Eostriatolamia holmdelensis Tooth

    From the album: Donoho Creek Microfossils (South Carolina)

    This is a tooth from the shark Eostriatolamia holmedlensis. This is a small tooth compared to most, but it is in excellent condition.
  12. Sonickmonx

    Lonchidion Babulskii Tooth

    From the album: Donoho Creek Microfossils (South Carolina)

    This is a tooth from the hybodont Lonchidion Babulskii. This is a particularly remarkable specimen as the porous and fragile root is still intact.
  13. Sonickmonx

    Ptychotrygon Rostral Spine

    From the album: Donoho Creek Microfossils (South Carolina)

    This rostral spine is from the sawfish Ptychotrygon. This sawfish didn't have any large rostral spines, only micro ones.
  14. Sonickmonx

    Borodinopritis Schwimmeri Oral Tooth

    From the album: Donoho Creek Microfossils (South Carolina)

    This is an oral tooth from Borodinopristis Schwimmeri, a very rare sawfish from this deposit.
  15. Thanks for being here. I am not a fossil hunter and have no education into the matter. I have found several "odd rocks" on my property over the years and would like to know more of what some are. This specimen plopped out of the ground during driveway construction on my property in the early 90s. The property is located in the Midlands of South Carolina (Sandy Run). It's on the side of a sand hill where the property goes from sand to a hard layer of sandstone, conglomerates, coquina limestone, mud stone, into motley clay and then white clay. Any help appreciated. Thanks again for any help. Steve
  16. I found these 2 fossils yesterday on Edisto Island walking north where the Townsend River spills into the Atlantic. I picked them up on the Surfline as the tide was going out. I’m thinking one might be from a sort of cetacea but I am not sure. Any help or identification would be greatly appreciated!
  17. Sonickmonx

    Dino Coprolite?

    Yeah I know, a bit of a reach. Supposedly other dinosaur coprolites have come from this locality. The likely culprit, if it is dino, would be hadrosaur as that is by far the most common dinosaur found at this locality (although still very rare). This locality is abundant in Paleocene crocodilian coprolites, but has occasional cretaceous finds. It appears to be coprolitic in origin to me based on shape, size (~4"x3"x2"), and texture. It is cracked as if it dried before being fossilized and it is much larger than any other potential coprolite from this site, and also does not seem like a random piece of phosphate for the previously stated reasons. Any input appreciated - even if it is in fact jar :).
  18. Maddieg

    Is This A Fossilized Shell?

    I found this unique old/porous looking thing which I believe is a shell despite it looking similar to basalt. It was hidden in the sand near the shore on a beach in the South Eastern United States. I cant find anything like it through my research. Is this a sea shell? Is it fossilized? The middle is really thick for a sea shell. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!
  19. I am learning the differences between rocks, phosphate and fossils. All are abundant on the beach here. This piece has thrown me. There are areas that look bone like. Other areas not so much. The two holes and sheen on parts of the item made me not automatically dismiss it. However it is very worn. Any special ways you use to distinguish between rocks and fossils in a situation like this. I’m learning and both success and mistakes teach me something. Thanks!
  20. Fin Lover


    References: Gale, B., Gale, P., & Gale, A. (2020). A Beachcomber's Guide to Fossils. University of Georgia Press. Miller, A., Gibson, M., & Boessenecker, R. (2021). A megatoothed shark (Carcharocles angustidens) nursery in the Oligocene Charleston Embayment, South Carolina, USA. Palaeontologia Electronica, 24(2), 1-19.
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