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Quick question... Does anyone have any information on the Pectinid clam genus Clavicosta? I have been trying to identify a couple of spiny shells I found at the Wilson Clay Pit in central Texas. I have a lead, but I cannot find much information on the genus other than Newell describing it in 1938 in Late Paleozoic pelecypods: Pectinacea. University of Kansas Publications, State Geological Survey of Kansas 10(1):1-123. I looked up the book, but I don't have $100 to buy it on Amazon! Thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to help. Daniel
dre464 posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsMy dad, my brothers and my 6 year old nephew had all scheduled a trip out to the clay pits on April 23rd. I didn't know that DPS was going until a few weeks later. I was excited to meet them out there. We drove our typical route into the area, through Grosvenor, but when we came to Jim Ned Creek, we were in for a surprise! The water, which usually flows under the gravel road there was flowing about ten feet above it! It was incredible how much water was moving through there. So I grabbed my scuba gear.... Just kidding. We u-turned and headed back out to the Grosvenor highway. We had h
On Memorial Day weekend in 2015, my dad and I took a fossil hunting trip to Brownwood, Texas. One of our destinations was the Wilson Clay Pits. We discovered lots of great pieces, which I will eventually get around to posting. But one specimen has been floating in the back of my mind, and I would like some help in identifying it. At first, I thought it looked like a shark tooth, with the three sharp points. But then I decided that it might be some sort of crinoid calyx plate. Still, I have never seen a crinoid calyx plate with the three spines. Looking at examples of Peripristis sp. mak