October 23, 2017  
Fossil Hunting

Fossil Forum

Fossil Chat

Videos

Fossil Articles

Paleo Cartoons

Contact Us

Fossil Hunting Excursions

Image Galleries

Fossil Links

FAQ
Trip Reports
  

  You are here:  View      
 

Thanks again Mike!

Back in the spring I traveled to NC to try to find what had been elsusive to me up to that point...A complete Great White tooth. When you mention GW's and NC one name that comes to mind is MikeDOTB and he was kind enough to show me the ropes.

Now Mike was coming to Md. and it was time to repay the favor. I will let Mike tell the story of our hunt because it is more his adventure than mine. I will tell anyone who hunts with Mike he has a keen eye and dosen't miss much as evidenced by my few finds while following him down the beach. I did manage a few nice finds such as my first Croc tooth from that location on the bay. And something else.. as I looked hard to see anything Mike missed I was constantly using my tooth scoop to tap on things in the many clay blocks along the beach. Most were just pieces of wood that seems to be abundant in some layers of material. Then as I tapped one it surprised me by making the tell-tale clink of bone! As I looked closer I could see a tooth.. What looked like a mammal tooth in a section of jaw, a rare find for the exposures along the bay. Since it was in a block that was completly covered during the high tide it was fair game. I slowly chopped it out of the block being careful to stay far enough away from the bone and tooth so that I could prep it out at home later. As I preped the block of clay I could see right away that there was more than one tooth present. But There was another bone next to the teeth that just didn't seem to be in the right place? As it turns out I have found most of the upper dentition of a Peccary - 9 molars/premolars and one canine. There was also was another piece of skull which I might add is paper thin.

I now owe Mike Thanks again! If it weren't for Mike coming to Md I would have been working that day.

Thanks Mike!!




13 available
Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA

ID3784
Memberobsessed1
Date Added8/31/2010

  

Links
Karma?
Karma?
Early bird gets the barb
Early bird gets the barb
Brass balls....
Brass balls....
  

Comments
Great post! - 8/31/2010
Reviewer : Greg S from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Awesome finds! Great work with the peccary dentition by the way. I'm looking forward to seeing what MikeDOTB found too. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree  1 of 1 voters agreed.

Way Cool! - 8/31/2010
Reviewer : host from
Total Rating : 10
that peccary fossil is fantastic! congratulations! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree 

Well Done! - 9/1/2010
Reviewer : DCC from
Total Rating : 10
Very Nice Find! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree 

Nice stuff man - 9/2/2010
Reviewer : Phatboy from
Total Rating : 10
Hey OB1 thats one nice find you have there. Let me sweeten the pot by saying i don't think it's a peccary jaw. If it were peccary i would have expected the pre-molars to be much narrower and longer than they are. In looking at the teeth they match up quite well with dugong teeth i have seen. I'm going off of memory here but i recall lee creek Vol 4 to have some teeth and they match up quite well. I could be wrong i'll check my books when i get home
Carl O'cles
Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree  1 of 1 voters agreed.

Rhino Jaw perhaps ?? - 9/2/2010
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
OB1, I have a small section of Rhino jaw with 2 complete teeth in it, and I must say that the teeth in your jaw specimen look very very similar...size, shape, occlusal surface etc. I would strongly recommend you contact David Bohaska at the Smithsonian and send him a a few pics. Dr. Godfrey might be able to help as well. You can find David's email address on the Smithsonian website under Museum of natural History, or email me and I can give it to you. I agree with Phatboy, I don't think the specimen is Peccary. Awesome find no matter what it is. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree 

Rhino Jaw Perhaps ?? - 9/2/2010
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
OB1, I have a small section of Rhino jaw with 2 complete teeth in it, and I must say that the teeth in your jaw specimen look very very similar...size, shape, occlusal surface etc. I would strongly recommend you contact David Bohaska at the Smithsonian and send him a a few pics. Dr. Godfrey might be able to help as well. You can find David's email address on the Smithsonian website under Museum of natural History, or email me and I can give it to you. I agree with Phatboy, I don't think the specimen is Peccary. Awesome find no matter what it is. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree 

Rhino Jaw perhaps ?? - 9/2/2010
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
OB1, I have a small section of Rhino jaw with 2 complete teeth in it, and I must say that the teeth in your jaw specimen look very very similar...size, shape, occlusal surface etc. I would strongly recommend you contact David Bohaska at the Smithsonian and send him a a few pics. Dr. Godfrey might be able to help as well. You can find David's email address on the Smithsonian website under Museum of natural History, or email me and I can give it to you. I agree with Phatboy, I don't think the specimen is Peccary. Awesome find no matter what it is. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree 

Rhino Jaw perhaps ?? - 9/2/2010
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
OB1, I have a small section of Rhino jaw with 2 complete teeth in it, and I must say that the teeth in your jaw specimen look very very similar...size, shape, occlusal surface etc. I would strongly recommend you contact David Bohaska at the Smithsonian and send him a a few pics. Dr. Godfrey might be able to help as well. You can find David's email address on the Smithsonian website under Museum of natural History, or email me and I can give it to you. I agree with Phatboy, I don't think the specimen is Peccary. Awesome find no matter what it is. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree 

Thanks for the comments Guys! - 9/2/2010
Reviewer : obsessed1 from Maryland United States
Total Rating : No Rating
I came to my ID due to the canine found literally against the bones of the dentition. If anyone has a more positive ID I'm glad to hear it. I have other pics I would be more than glad to share if anyone would like to see them. Just send me a email.
VOTE! Agree  Disagree 

Thanks again! - 9/2/2010
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Thanks again Kevin for taking us around the bay! I might be back up the next couple weekends depending on this storm! Congrats on the jaw and that croc tooth is awesome! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree 

Wow, nice! - 9/3/2010
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Kevin, that mandible is pretty awesome! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
VOTE! Agree  Disagree 


Formations
  

Fossils
  

Artifacts
  

Facebook
  

Copyright 2011 by www.blackriverfossils.org Terms Of Use Privacy Statement