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Pictures from my latest NSR trip. Some mosasaur verts and bones, a jaw, ammonites, baculites, and of course the normal array of oddities. No really good verts but still fun. Does anyone know what jaw this would have come from? Also the turtle looking shell and the large white bone next to it feel a lot heavier than recent bone to me so maybe PleistoceneIll send a few close ups of those and of the crazier stuff later. 

 

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ThePhysicist

Nice haul. The jawbone is fish, likely Enchodus.

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Praefectus

Great finds! The ammonite pieces have beautiful patterns on them. 

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Castle Rock

Another possibility on the ID of the jaw fragment is Cimolichthyes

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Thank you all for the IDs. Also here are some close ups of the turtle shell and bone. They both look like recent bone to me but are very heavy. Is there anyway to tell if they have any fossilization? 

 

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On 5/6/2021 at 7:59 PM, ThePhysicist said:

Nice haul. The jawbone is fish, likely Enchodus.

Thanks. That was my initial thought but it is pretty beat up. 

On 5/7/2021 at 5:51 AM, Castle Rock said:

Another possibility on the ID of the jaw fragment is Cimolichthyes

Thanks. I will have to look into Cimolichthyes. 

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On 5/6/2021 at 8:21 PM, Praefectus said:

Great finds! The ammonite pieces have beautiful patterns on them. 

Ammonites are some of my favorites. I actually found an almost entirely intact one that had incredible sutures but I left it when I was examining a gravel bar. :DOH:

On 5/6/2021 at 5:12 PM, Planko said:

Great finds! 

Thanks. 

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Here are a couple of other strange bones. I didnt know if the first bone, in the first two pictures, is identifiable or just chunkasuarus. The next three pictures a broken piece of a larger mosasaur bone or something more interesting?

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Familyroadtrip

Nice finds!!

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GPayton

The three pictures following the chunkasaurus are turtle shell plastron. That glossy, finely-striated texture is always a dead giveaway. Great finds! That fish jaw is making me jealous. 

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On 5/11/2021 at 9:15 PM, GPayton said:

The three pictures following the chunkasaurus are turtle shell plastron. That glossy, finely-striated texture is always a dead giveaway. Great finds! That fish jaw is making me jealous. 

Thanks for the ID. I have never found turtle shell plastron before. 

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Ok so I don't think these are fossils but maybe petrified wood? Is anyone an expert in that? Piece A is pictures 1, 2, and 3. Piece B is pictures 4 and 5. Piece C is pictures 6, 7, and 8. And piece D is pictures 9, 10, and 11. Piece D broke so I glued it back together but before I did I took picture 11 of the inside. 

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And for last are the oddities. Picture 1 I'm assuming is coprolite? Picture 2 and 3 I have no idea but here are two different angles. Picture 4 is really cool and it is very shimmery in the light. It looks like it is covered in goldish flake. Any ideas? Pictures 5 and 6 i cant tell if it is maybe scraped bone or petrified wood or something else. Finaly pictures 7 and 8 look like bone so I guess chunkasauraus. Any way to tell if something is bone or not? 

 

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