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  • Tyler Busch posted a new specimen. 3 years, 4 months ago

    3 years, 4 months ago
    3 years, 4 months ago

    Tyler Busch has contributed specimen mFeM 53150 to myFOSSIL!

    • Hi, @tyler-busch – Do you remember the locality you were collecting in? You can use Macrostrat to zoom in on your location and get a better idea for the geologic context : https://macrostrat.org/map/#/z=10.6/x=-82.3217/y=29.7107/bedrock/lines/

      I’ll tag in @fauve-wilson and @vperez our local experts to check on your identification.
      Talk to you soon,
      Jen

    • It tends to be fairly difficult to identify stingray tail spines past the order Myliobatiformes. I have seen one paper that describes differences between different species. But that may not be possible since the tip of your specimen is broken. The paper I read is called “Tail spine characters of stingrays (order Myliobatiformes) frequenting the FAO fishing area 61…” by Frank Schwartz. Your specimen likely came from the Coosawhatchie Formation if was found in a Gainesville creek.