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  1. I'm considering traveling to Texas as my kids REALLY have the fossil bug right now. I am thinking to hit sites in northern TX near lake Texoma and north sulfur river area, as they want to find ammonites. I am sure I can find decent sites on my own, but if anyone in the area has suggestions, or wants to meet up to collect somewhere, shoot me a note. It would be somewhat a one time trip for us, since we live in South Carolina, and I want to make it worthwhile for them. And, I could certainly provide some reciprocal intel / guidance on SC collecting sites (Summerville/Charleston) where I have
  2. I found this cephalopod at the Lost Creek spillway site neat Jacksboro Texas. It's from the Finis Shale, Graham Formation, Upper Pennsylvanian. The largest dimension is 16 mm. It seems to be a replacement fossil so no sutures are showing and I don't know of any similar goniatites so that suggests a coiling nautiloid. The only thing I know of with a trapezoidal whorl cross-section like this is a Titanooceras and T. ponderosum has been found there but of course they are huge so it would have to be close to the protoconch. There is an off-center ridge going along the venter and the shell thickens
  3. Hey everyone, Just a quick ID post for help in pinning down what exactly these couple of teeth are. Up first is a broken crown to a tooth I found while processing South Bosque material from Central TX for a pet project of mine. It's Turonian in age and looks similar to some small Carchariniformes teeth I've found at the Whiskey Bridge. Note that when I found this tooth, I had not yet visited the Whiskey Bridge, so I am certain this is not a product of cross contamination. Anyways, it's unlike the other specimens I have from the South Bosque and I am struggling to find a genus that
  4. PaleoPastels

    Spring Break finds 2023

    Hey, hæ again forum! I had an amazing extended spring break full of road trips, camping with friends, splashing in rivers, and finding fossils literally led by flowers. Due to my class schedule I actually had almost 2 weeks off class since we had online work which was easy to do on mobile. It was a MUCH needed break from a lot of heavy stressful baggage February threw at me; being an adventurous & outdoorsy girl I only want good times with friends and nothing but memories filled with laughs, smiles, and nature. I started off my break the BEST way possible by hanging
  5. Brad1978

    Petrified Sea Urchin

    I found this sea urchin recently and figured I would share it with the forum. Not sure if it's a newly discovered species but it's a pretty nice piece. It looks like it got partly smashed somehow before petrification. It was found just outside the city limits of Uvalde, Tx near a slough that runs into the Leona River. So far I only have one picture to post but I will get a shot of the underside when I find the right lighting.
  6. Hilary Roberts


  7. JamieLynn

    A Fossil A Day.....

    A Fossil A Day....keeps the blues away! Or something like that... I started an Instragram account (jamielynnfossilquest) and am posting a fossil a day, so I figured I should do that on here, to REAL fossil enthusiasts! I'm a few days behind, so I will start out with a few more than one a day but then it will settle down to One Fossil (but I will admit, I'll probably miss a few days, but I'll double up or whatever.) I'll start with Texas Pennsylvanian era, but will branch out to other locations and time periods, so expect a little of everything! So enjoy A Fossil A Day! Texas
  8. Jclay85

    Is this a fossil?

    Hi, I found these while hunting on private land outside of Big Bend park near Terlingua, TX. I found them on the surface near a collapsing hillside in a creek bed. The two that look like bone I found within feet of each other. Any info that you could give me on these would be greatly appreciated. Are they even fossils?
  9. hndmarshall

    few items for identification...

    found a few interesting things need identifying.... found in gravel from the Brazos river east of Houston Texas. First is a possible toe bone?, Bone fragment. second is a tooth. Possible Bison but I think it looks more equine??. could be wrong though. third is a possible small coprolite? passes the tacky test and when magnifies looking at a small chip in it there are orange and black colors inside can get pics if needed.
  10. PaleoPastels

    Wintermester fossils 2023

    Hey forum! It’s now spring break for me and we’re out road tripping and camping all over Texas Since I’ve got time to burn between destinations I’d love to reflect on some cool fossils Ive found over the past few chilly months! *So first of all I want to throw this out there: I followed heart and I started college! Last year in summer I found out everything about how I’ve been a brain trauma victim with amnesia and when I came back to Texas after some time in Iceland the first thing I wanted to do was go back to college to be a paleontologist like I originally planned to y
  11. There is a tiny town in Texas called Seymour. It has two stoplights. It's tiny. But there is a museum there - the Whiteside Museum of Natural History which is primarily dedicated to Permian Era fossils because there are the famous Red Beds very nearby, of which this museum has access to. So they put together the inaugural Permian Fest held last weekend. Not only did they have digs and auctions and fancy fund-raising dinner, but some of the best paleontologists from around the US gave presentations. I got to meet Carl Mehling, Jimmy Waldron and the infamous Dr Robert Bakker as well as some o
  12. Carl

    Ahhhhh... TEXAS

    Wow... I had a SUPERB run around Texas for the last 2 weeks. The inaugural Permian Fest in Seymour, which was an absolute blast, started us off. Thanks Chris Flis @dinodigger and the other Whiteside folks for EVERYTHING! Then some more Permian in TX & OK. Then various archives and site pilgrimages relating to RT Bird, about whom I am writing a biography. And sprinkled in there, a bunch of wonderful Pennsylvanian and Cretaceous collecting. Thanks to Tully Hair @thair and admin John Jackson @JohnJ for their participation in these adventures. What an amazing trip! 3 xenacanth teet

    A Classic Hunt on the NSR

    I think North Texans will relate when I say that now and then, the urge to take a drive out to the NSR and spend the day hunting some Campanian gravel bars can spontaneously take complete hold. I had one of those moments just after the series of heavy rains and powerful winds our region encountered some days ago. Previously, my luck with weather at the NSR had been rather poor. Each time, the temps were either nearing a hundred degrees or only just above freezing, making a full on adventure crossing muddy waters and crawling atop unshaded gravel beds too much to handle. I had yet to experience
  14. I was finally able to take a trip to the NSR in 2023. We had a good 11 foot rise so I was optimistic. My whole goal this trip was to find a point, I couldn't find one to save my life, I however did find a few cool fossils. I don't know if i just don't have the eye for it or if i am just looking in the wrong places. The last two pictures are of an item im not sure about anyone have an idea? Possibly a set of fused vertebrae with the two end ones broken off? The haul The vert The mosasaur thing The in-situ
  15. I finally found a fossil pearl. It's from the Kamp Ranch limestone. It's almost perfectly round with milky inclusions.
  16. Hello everyone! I just got some but I have no idea about it.The only information that seller gave me is those mosasaur bones from Ozan fm, Texas. So I will post some photos of them for you to have a look if you familiar with them and can tell the ID. here are they: Bone 1: Bone 2: Thank you!
  17. Jared C

    Whiskey Bridge crab claw

    Not too often I find myself back on the ID section lately, so I guess it's a good thing I've found something that stands out now In matrix, I found a crab claw at Whiskey Bridge (Eocene, Bartonian) in Texas. I did a brief search on the crabs of the area, but can't find anything I'm happy with that in particular shares the same rugosity as my specimen. Any thoughts welcome
  18. NiNjA

    Fossil ID

    Found in my customers yard with several others I have not cleaned but will add later. This one is just too interesting. I tried to look online but couldn't find anything. I even used Google lens but still wasn't able to get anywhere Thx in advance for help Sara
  19. KH_Texas


    I own 2nd highest hill in Hayes Co. I have heard that this would have been beach area (central Texas) in the Cretaceous period. What type of Gastropod is this and can anyone tell me more info on this?
  20. I found two of these little critters at Lake Jacksboro. I thought they were nautiloids based on the little round "hole" but upon photographing them, I can clearly see striations runing the length of the shell, more like a gastropod Euphemites, but the shape is not consistent with Euphemites but more nautiloid. Any help would be appreciated! Scale is in inches. First one: second one : Gastropod Euphemites for comparison:
  21. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    Texas coprolites?

    Cause it's always amusing looking at possible poo finds...I was wondering if this could be a coprolite? I always pick up the unusual while I'm out searching...and this is no different. I think it's poo only because of the end resembling a pinch point as described in the coprolite ID. It doesn't seem to have any inclusions. I don't know....maybe it was just a natural occurance and this is just a coincidence. I'll attach other images of some other possible coprolite that I questioned in other threads and it was usually unknown...but this is the only one I'm questioning here. Not having inclus
  22. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    Texas - Ivory or fossilized wood?

    I've had this with a bunch of unusual rocks I have cause I believed it to be fossilized wood. And it still may be, but I saw other post of Ivory pieces found and Schreger lines...and I thought this might qualify. The lines are throughout l each layer. I don't know anything about Texas fossilized wood and the trees from then...perhaps someone who does know Ivory and Schreger lines can tell me if this is that. It's a 3.5 inch piece.
  23. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    Texas - Pleistocene jaw bone?

    Found this cool little fragment yesterday. It's completely mineralized. Found it sticking out of sand which I don't usually find stuff in a bunch of sand...it's usually on a gravel bank. So I am happy with it. I find Pleistocene stuff here and i know it's 99% likely that I won't know what it belonged to...but...can anyone give me a thought on what bone it is. I thought perhaps a jaw bone...maybe because of that curve on the one side. But I dont see where teeth or root would have been nor do I have any good jaw examples anyway so I'm guessing. On the end...I don't think it ended there...I thin
  24. Found in Texas between Arlington and Fort worth while cleaning up flowerbed. Dug out of ground. Must have pulled out 100 pieces or so. Didn't get all that was there. Wish I could have. Most pieces look to be ammonite fragments but a few just struck me as odd and do not seem to fit into that category..... 20230305_085443.mp4
  25. FindersKeepersFossil

    Please help identify: Possibly corals and sponges?

    Good evening, This is my first post on this forum and I apologize if I have not followed the appropriate etiquette. Attached are images of fossils collected at Lake Travis in Austin Texas. The rock type should be cretaceous. These were collected from and around crumbling limestone near the lake's edge. Often the sponges/spheres were found sticking out of the limestone walls, other times they were found on the ground scattered amidst large bivalves and gastropods. The same can be said for the long coral type fossils also pictured.
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