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  1. TeethCollector

    New additions to my collections!

    Hi everyone! I want to introduce some new additions to my teeth collections. 1. Nodosaur tooth from Judith River Formation This tooth is from Hill Co. Montana. Has nice set of serrations, and 10 mm wide. There are two genus of Nodosaur known from Judith River F. : Edmontonia and Palaeoscincus, thus, this is a Nodosaurid indet. 2. Pygmy sperm whale (Kogiopsis) tooth from Hawthorn Formation This tooth has no tip, but have enamel and root. This is slightly larger than 3 inch
  2. I’m almost certain this is not a fossil, but didn’t know where else to go. My buddy found this tooth/tusk in his attic and I’ve been having a tough time telling for certain what it is. No idea where it was found. Sperm whale was what first came to mind, but I don’t see a very clear boundary between the crown and the root. Doesn’t seem to match smilodon, walrus, boar, or any other similar possibilities that came to mind. Does anybody more familiar with this type of stuff have any idea what we’re looking at? He confirmed that it’s hollow which is another check in the sperm wh
  3. Fossil_teenager

    Calvert cliffs

    Recent trip to Calvert cliffs, finally was able to get a boat out on the water after years of planning. Did pretty well, I’m hoping the haul is a little bigger next time because it’s a lot of paddling. Here’s the haul. This is a large whale vertebra I found. All the shark teeth I found at Calvert. The large mako was in a fall and I was hoping it was whole but alas, the time was broke. Oh well. Still a not bad day.
  4. RickCalif

    Large Odontocete tooth

    From the album: Sharktooth Hill

    large odontocete tooth Sharktooth Hill
  5. RickCalif

    Odontocete Tooth

    From the album: Sharktooth Hill

    large odontocete tooth Sharktooth Hill
  6. Fossil_teenager

    James River

    The James river was not what I had expected. I was hoping to find a meg the size of my hand, but that didn’t happen. No worries, I had a lot of fun. I saw a river otter, a lot of osprey, eagles, and more wildlife which was fun to look at from a distance. The first day of the trip, we went over the east over formation, I collected mostly whale bone from that day and nothing else spectacular. It was only when we went to a Yorktown exposure on the last hour of the trip that I found three stunning chesapectens, including what I think the biggest one to be a jeffersonius. Later that day, I went to
  7. RescueMJ

    UNKNOWN INCISOR TOOTH?

    Greetings, Unknown tooth, possible incisor. It is a lot bigger than Equus cheek teeth I have found in area. Pleistocene material, inland Venice, FL. Occlusal surface is 2cm x 3cm. Tooth is 4cm tall x 3cm wide. Occlusal surface is shiny. Large Vertebrae found 20 feet away in spoil pile. See attached photo. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Vertebrae is 5 inches x 5 inches
  8. Sallaf Banks

    Whale? Crocodile? Bear?

    Hello! I found one yesterday that's stumped me. I've used the NC fossil club book and the Google and I've not seen anything like this. The smoothness of the upper part is throwing me off as the other whale teeth I have are textured. Same with the crocodile. This was found in NC where the Pliocene Yorktown and Miocene Eastover are exposed. I can take measurements later if needed. Thanks in advance!
  9. This is my first fossil bone find. It was found near the mussleshell river in Montana. More specifically Roundup MT. It appears to be some sort of a whale bone fossil. I'm not sure? Any suggestions?
  10. I'm looking to clean 2 whale verts i found long ago. I am experienced with prepping mammoth and rhino teeth but not whale. Can anybody help me?
  11. It's been a challenging season on the Peace River for various reasons. Was sidelined for most of Feb and March with some minor health issues and forbidden by my doctor (and wife) from going in the water until all was healed. Add to that what appears to be a tremendous amount of sand built up in some of my favorite hunting spots by last seasons heavy rains. Then throw in a lot of debris restricting portions of the river to narrow passages. All together it has hindered my luck with any major finds. Can only hope for some of the success our friend Jack - @Shellseeker has been having lately!
  12. Not exactly a paleontology-related article, but does anyone by any chance have access to a copy of the recent paper describing the new Rice's whale Balaenoptera ricei? Rosel, P.E., Wilcox, L.A., Yamada, T.K., Millin, K.D. (2021). A new species of baleen whale (Balaenoptera) from the Gulf of Mexico, with a review of its geographic distribution. Marine Mammal Science. 37(2): 577-610. doi:10.1111/mms.12776
  13. Mtwombly

    Sperm Whale Tooth

    Hi guys, I know this isn’t necessarily an identification post as I’m quite sure this tooth belonged to a sperm whale. However, I have done a lot of research on other areas of Florida paleontology yet I don’t know much about ancient sperm whales or their teeth at all. I’m having trouble finding more info. I was wondering if this tooth (found in a creek close to where I live on the gulf coast of Florida) is particularly large for a sperm whale, or is this the standard size? Are they rare or difficult to find? This tooth was lying underneath the top layer of gravel alongside half of a 5 inch
  14. PODIGGER

    Help ID Whale tooth+

    Had a beautiful day hunting the Peace River, FL yesterday and came away with some intriguing finds. From prior postings and photos I reviewed provided by @Harry Pristis and @Shellseeker I believe the first exciting find of the day was a small whale tooth and I am seeking confirmation on that here. The tooth measures 37 mm x 10 mm and I believe it shows the hint of the ring pattern referenced by Shellseeker as his tell tale sign of whale. This next tooth has me wondering if i
  15. CapeCarter

    Help ID'ing Cape Town Find

    Hi there! My girlfriend and I finally managed to get to the fossil spot here in Cape Town - South Africa (a spot where fossilized shark teeth and whale bone wash up onto the beach) and we are both hoping that what we have found is actually fossilized bone! If any of you could confirm what this is I would be extremely grateful!
  16. Ive been slowly working on our house these last 3 months or so. Yesterday the misses and I went out to the big garage to find certain things to do some white washing. I was looking around seriously and the misses was just looking around. Here is what she ran into! Not a clue as to why these were with all the paint stuff but Id say it was a purty good find. Not sure what I'm going to do with them, they all need some clean up, prep, sandblasting and or repair. I remember buying these sometime in the 1990's. Must have somehow put them with all the paint stuff when we moved to Montana. If
  17. Hey all! Between an ill-timed conference, election month, the pandemic, online teaching, and a few other issues, I was way too stressed out and busy to be on here regularly since October. Also, in mid November we began digging up a small basilosaurid whale in Harleyville, SC - very likely to be the most completely known specimen of the dwarf basilosaurid Chrysocetus, and perhaps the most important basilosaurid discovery in North America of my lifetime. I did manage to write a blog post about our fieldwork, so as an apology for being AWOL and only getting back to identifying cetacea
  18. Yan11

    Cetacean Skull Fragment?

    Hi guys, I found this bone cluster on the shore of the Black Sea, near the city of Balchik, Bulgaria. From the region there have been findings of Miocene cetaceans, seals and some ground megafauna. The more circular bone somewhat reminds me of an ear bone but comparing it with pictures of fossil dolphin ear bones I can't say if it really is one. So my question is if it is an ear bone and if it is, does that mean that´s a part of a skull? Any help on the identification of the fossil will be very much appreciated! Best regards!
  19. PatrickHirtz

    Prehistoric Whale Vertebrae?

    This is a fossil found near many sharks teeth in the Northern Neck of Virginia. It was found on the side of a cliff in Westmoreland County VA. Any help would be much appreciated!
  20. Shellseeker

    Mailbox Whale Jaw

    Last couple of days, I have been searching the internet, for Hipparion horse teeth, Beaver Molars, and small whale teeth driven by TFF threads to answer questions in my mind or help to identify a fossil. I was doing a google search for "Whale tooth Florida jaw" and triggered this fossil, supposedly found in the Miocene of South Carolina !!!! That is close to Florida so we might have the same fossil whales here !!! and @Boesse might help me to identify it. The final aspect is that it was not all that pricey, and since I only have 2 pieces of toothed whale jaw in my collection,
  21. Hi! For my collection Im looking nice vertebrae, different sizes for comparison.... from whale, sharks..... also looking some nice megalodon with different colors, size... Thanks! In return I offer european fossils.
  22. PODIGGER

    Peace River Adventure

    Got back to the Peace River yesterday for what turned out to be a beautiful day with a variety of finds and new friends. On arrival at the river a little before 8 am the temperature was a balmy 48*F. The temperature was projected to rise into the mid 70's but I started out the day in my wetsuit and dive boots with hoodie overall to combat the early morning chill. I usually hunt north of Payne Creek State Park but decided to go south today where Megalodon teeth are more easily found. I haven't targeted the big shark teeth since last spring. I returned to the area where I found m
  23. Jenny2222

    Whale teeth ID?

    Anybody know what kind of whale these teeth belong to? Found them at a random flea market?
  24. Shellseeker

    Peace River Oddity

    I went hunting today in my favorite place -- the Peace River. The day was gorgeous, Sunshine, 70s and I had a 5 mm wetsuit. The river is down (quickly 2-3 feet). Someone upstream closed the locks of a lake or something similar this last week. I was in an area that I had not hunted in years, but I recalled some of the landscape and tried a few of my old spots. Pretty good , but not great. Some nice Hemis, but small shark teeth were few. Found a horse ear bone, a small armadillo scute, a very small canine, but they came slowly, so I move trying lots of different locations. The last one g
  25. Any suggestions on what this is? Found on beach in Charleston County SC
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