Pathological Specimen, Partial Mammal Skull with Teeth

$20.00

This is a semi-fossilized specimen that was recovered while fossil hunting along the Peace River in the Bone Valley formation of Florida. This piece was found on a sandbar near some fossil turtle shell, alligator teeth, and unassociated bone fragments. Although this piece is not fossilized, it is very interesting and I could not resist collecting it. I am still not 100% sure what species this is, but after consulting with some experienced fossil collectors, I think this is a felid or raccoon skull (small omnivore), probably a juvenile. This partial skull still has teeth in the upper portion of the jaw, and a portion of the right maxilla and malar are attached to the suborbital junction. This specimen has been cleaned and bleached naturally by long exposure to the elements and the sun. It was given a light cleaning afterwards and does not have any biological debris attached. It has no smell and is ready for display or study.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown.