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  1. I started a post about my first Pleistocene Texas Coast finds and was going to add to that anything I found over the subsequent week I was at the Texas Coast in Port Aransas, but I decided they needed their OWN post because wow...I had some great finds over the next 5 days of beachcombing! I had heard there could be shark teeth found in this particular spot, so that was really what I was looing for, but quickly realized, the bone material was surprisingly abundant! As I mentioned previously, I have tried finding fossils in various spots on the Texas Coast but had not had any luck but apparen
  2. 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
  3. TyrannosaurusRex

    Permian Outcrop in Callahan County

    Howdy folks! I haven’t posted a hunt in a long time, and I got a chance today to go to a very productive location I’ve discovered. This was the first time I’ve had any amount of time to look, so I ended up pleasantly surprised by what I found. Unfortunately, I don’t know the species of brachiopod, but I suspect they might be Pulchratia, though you’re welcome to correct me, I don’t know invertebrates very well yet. The site was created from being a man made pond, where the removed soil was then dumped a ways from the pond and after many years it has eroded down to expose some really nice
  4. hadrosauridae

    Texas-sized ammonites

    Happy Fossil Friday everyone! In today's video offering, I sneak across the border into Texas to hunt for those Texas-sized ammonites, and I met another YouTuber on the way.
  5. Thomas.Dodson

    Post Oak Micros

    I've been sorting micro-matrix I collected during my recent trip to Post Oak Creek (Eagle Ford, Turonian stage). Overall I've had great success identifying everything (even what I believe to be a Coniasaurus tooth) but I have run into some difficulties with some small shark teeth. I've tried taking some pictures through my scope although I don't have a mounted camera for it yet. #1. This one is kinda smoothed over so it may be hopeless but the weird roots throw me a bit so I wanted to post it. 3 mm in length. The nutrient groove on this one throws me as it resemble
  6. Here are some photos of my 2nd ever fossil hunting trip on Saturday January 8th, 2022. On Friday Jan. 7th, was my first fossil hunting trip, which I posted a few days ago, obtaining mostly exogyra oysters from the North Sulphur River. So I went out the next morning in the rain to Jacksonville, TX, about an hour from me. I stopped along Hwy 69 just north of Love's Lookout, where there are steep rocky cliffs on either side of the highway. I only stayed an hour, as I was soaking wet. But I managed to chip away at several of the red rocks in the area (sorry, I don't know the geologic ages), trying
  7. These pieces of "red" rock (I don't know the geologic terminology yet, sorry), have some unique features. Hopefully someone can help identify one, two, more, or all of them for me, if they are anything. If they are nothing, I'd like to know that also. These came from Jacksonville, Texas (south of Tyler, TX) in east Texas. Thanks in advance. 1) Is this an orthoceras nautiloid? 2) What is this impression? Ammonite? 3) Worm tube? Anything? 4) Worm tube? Rudist? Anything? 5) ?? No idea. Anything? What are the
  8. Hardly anybody ever talks about the Cambrian fossils of the southern midcontinent (USA). They're super-underappreciated. Show us what you've got! Here's one to start us off: Thorax and pygidium of a trilobite, possibly Orygmaspis, typically referred to as "Orygmaspis cf. Orygmaspis llanoensis" but probably a different species altogether. Note the two pairs of macropleural spines marking the final thoracic segments. Davis Formation (late Cambrian: Furongian), south side of Highway 8, St. François County, Missouri.
  9. strochim

    Texas NSR fossils, need help

    OK, I posted about going to the North Sulphur River on Friday (Hwy 24 bridge), and now I could use some help to identify some of these specimens. I know these are oysters, but in this first photo of 12, these shells all look different. 1) Are they all different species, or just variations of the same species? Photo #1: 2) Is this a clam, or an oyster? Photos #2a, 2b, 2c, 2d 3) Clam, oyster, other bivalve, or just a rock? Photos #3a, 3b: 4) What about the red one? Clam, oyster, bivalve, o
  10. Is "The Fossil Forum" worthwhile? Absolutely. I've only been a member for about a month. I'm new to collecting. Up to this past weekend, I had only bought a few fossils, or had some given to me. I had not even thought of going on a "hunt". But I've read many posts in the past few weeks, and got excited to try it myself. I even purchased some tools, thanks to recommendations on this site, and prepared a backpack of essentials. Then, I researched posts from Texas (where I live) to see where the recommended spots were. Post Oak Creek and North Sulphur River were common themes. I decided to give t
  11. Recently I've been researching a late cretaceous texas shark that I've never even heard of until two nights ago. I'm already a bit of a night owl (as you might see by the timestamp, I'm writing this well past midnight already ), but these last two nights spent researching and investigating potential spots have been LATE ones, around 3 AM - I guess I've really been bitten by the bug here. The shark in question is Pseudomegachasma, specifically Pseudomegachasma comanchensis (for my area). It's thought to be a roughly 15-20 foot filter feeder, related to sand tiger sharks of all thing
  12. JamieLynn

    Texas Coast Pleistocene

    I am on the Texas Coast for the second time this year!! My husband and I stayed in the Tarpon Inn in Port Aransas for New Years, just for a couple of days and now, this week, my parents rented a house in Port A so I am here for the Second time in 2022....more beach time in the last two weeks than the last two years!! I love the Texas Coast in the winter. Right now it is 74 degrees and I'm hanging out under the tiki cabana writing this. Tomorrow will be cool and possibly rainy, so I am getting my fossil (and shell) hunting in today. So, as for the fossils. They may not seem like m
  13. Planko

    Texas Baby Ammonites?

    Hey All During my prep of another ammonite I found these two small guys. Are they infant ammonites or gastropods? Planko
  14. Jared C

    Beginner's luck

    Recently I took two friends out to go fossil hunting for the first time. It was a fun trip with cool finds, and one of those finds is a little bizarre. It's a late cretaceous bone (Ozan formation) from central texas, covered in pyrite. It almost reminds me of a broken scapula. Any thoughts? Sorry for the lack of measurements, I only have field photos.
  15. johnnyvaldez7.jv

    Mammal bone in SE Texas

    I found this bone on a Colorado River bank in Southeast Texas in Wharton County. I don't know what it belongs to but it's pretty heavy and it definitely seems to be fossilized. I'm hoping someone can tell me what species it was a part of and how old it might be?
  16. So once again the question of what species are valid and which are not has come up. In particular I am trying to sort out the species Tetragramma taffi versus T. malbosii. William Morgan in his book on Cretaceous Echinoids of Texas (2016) suggests that T. taffi are just mature T. malbosii. Those of us who have found large T. taffis will see a big difference (or is it just that they are in deed "big"?). T. malbosii is well known in Europe and I have seen many postings of them that look just like what we find here in Texas. But I have yet to see an obvious T. "taffi" from anywhere
  17. From the album: Texas Echinoids, ERose

    Probably the best specimen I personally ever found of this elusive species. NOTE: I have since found a complete specimen!
  18. From the album: Texas Echinoids, ERose

    Update: Since I originally posted this image I now have fairly positive identifications for three of these and a good guess on the fourth. From top to bottom: The knurled large spine is Paracidaris? texanus (Whitney & Kellum) one of two known cidarids in the formation; The second is Pseudodiadema aguileria (Maldonado) and is recognized by its triangular cross section; The third is the unknown. It looks like spines on some Goniopygus but there are no large Goniopygus in this strata. It is more likely a scrobicular spine (https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/echinoid-directory/taxa/glos
  19. Hello everyone. Proposing a trade of NSR miscellaneous stuff for trade for ammonites. I have mosy verts, gastropods, calcite covered gastropods, calcite covered clams, couplebfish verts, one more tylosaurus tooth, sharks teeth, etc.. Tell me what you want and I'll see if I have it.
  20. The Gulfian heteromorphic ammonite Glyptoxoceras doesn't get much mention in Texas, so I decided to give it little air time. Most of the specimens I've collected were found in the Ozan Formation (Campanian) of North Texas, including those from the North Sulphur River Red Zone shown below.
  21. ThePhysicist

    A Physicist's Collection

    While my prime focus is essentially learning how to accurately describe Nature in the precise language of mathematics, I've always been intrigued by natural history - it's actually what started me on the path to physics. The sort of interrogation that paleontology practices provoked me to think and question even further, down to the fundamental science which makes it all work. Collecting fossils has brought a large amount of enjoyment to my life, and is often a welcome distraction from what can sometimes be straining work. The knowledge that I accumulate along the way is also part
  22. Brad1978

    Is this fossilized bone?

    This was found in a cave in Vance. It has a mineral growth on it that glows a neon yellow color under a uv light. The camera makes it appear green but here are some photos. Tell me what y'all think.
  23. I went back to Post Oak Creek yesterday, and hunted yet another part of the creek I hadn't seen before. The water is still really low, so there is less wading than usual although, with the temperature in the low '80's that afternoon, wading wouldn't have been a problem. I torqued my bad left knee first thing as I climbed down into the creek, and was hobbled the rest of the day. I found everything on the gravel bars yesterday, though I did look at some interesting outcrops too. Post Oak Creek is as fossiliferous as any place I've ever seen. I called it after around three and
  24. Jared C

    a hunt with friends

    I recently took two of my friends out fossil hunting, both for the first time. We've actually found a cool fossil together before, a large partial from the ammonite Oxytropidoceras (by complete chance, we were just creek stomping for fun that evening), but this is the first time they've ever been fossil hunting with intent. It took about 30 minutes to get warmed up and start finding things - Annika was the first to see something, a point in this instance. My knowledge of points is significantly lacking, since they aren't my immediate interest, but I suspect its probably a Darl.
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