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  1. Unidentified spiral fossil

    Three different people have posted what I think is a very similar if not the same fossil. In my original post I said it was Mississippian. However, I did purchase it from a dealer that described where he found it. I was not there. He was elderly at the time so there could have been confusion. I think he has passed now, so no way to know Let's assume age is unknown. Here are the other postings. https://photos.app.goo.gl/BCMTpriMfuSoaCi79
  2. Hi all. Last week went on a trip to Lake Texoma and surrounding creeks then to report what I have found so far. As I was walking through these layers, I saw exposed sea bed full of ammonites, bivalves, oysters, fossil fish vertebraes, shark tooth, etc. I also noticed there were fine layers of volcanic ash deposits on some of the rocks that were laid down during this era. Due to these activities, bottom of the sea were occasionally became anoxic There were also ancient white mineral that were still coming out of the ground which I assume is the salt mineral. These layers are around 90 million years old.
  3. Have not clean this yet. Too excited. North Sulfur River. Actually is more orange when wet. It is 2.5" long and 2" tall. What is it?
  4. I hit a new spot in Northeast Texas. This area is a mix or cretaceous and pleistocene. The rooted mosasaur tooth and my first croc tooth made my day. Both are super rare for this area. I also found the largest Enchodus jaw I've found since I started hunting four years ago.
  5. Austin Texas Unknown

    I found this jaw piece in a dry river bed in austin texas on a family members land. The bone is completely fossilized. Any ideas what it could be?
  6. Unidentified fossil

    I'm trying to identify a fossil I found inside a chunk of Austin Chalk or in the "Fau" Cretaceous layer in collin county. I believe it might be some sort of coral. I am leaving it for now hoping to determine what it is before trying to fully extract it. Might not ever try to remove it. Any ideas or opinions? would be interesting to see what others think. It appears to have a foot then a thin shell like skin with a scalloped edge at the base growing horizontally from the "foot" like a shute or pod. Found in creek collin county North of Dallas Texas
  7. What is this?

    I have not cleaned this yet. It is not wet. That is the gloss as it was found. Out side I would guess Side view Ideas?
  8. Some Texas Cretaceous ID Questions

    Hello all! Have found a few things lately that I am having a hard time ID'ing.. Any help would be appreciated! Found in Blanco County -I had hoped this was a heteromoph, but I don't think there are heteromorphs in the Glen Rose (are there?) and I saw on another forum that heteromorphs spiral clockwise and gastropods spiral counterclockwise. Is that correct also? So if it's a gastropod, thinking it could be either a Belliscala or an Epitonium but neither of those are found in the Glen Rose. Second Item - Found in Shoal Creek in Austin. The pattern is not quite regular enough to be ammonite, so perhpas a bivalve? Third is an Oyster/Bivalve. It looks most like a Texigraphea roumeri, but not quite.... I thought it was Ostrea crenulimargo, but it doesn't have as many lobes. Lastly, an echinoid from Coryell County. Not sure of the formation, probably Walnut. It's a Coenholectypus, but it has a notch instead of an oval periproct...is it a nanus, perhaps? Thanks for any help!!
  9. Unknown shells

    What is this? I found these pieces next to a creek on duck creek formation nearby Lake Texoma. It appears to be a shell, but doesn't look like any other shells I found elsewhere.
  10. I was thinking maybe coral but maybe nothing. Found NSR in the darker matrix. Broken on one end. That's the first pic. Pictures are not great. Camera on the list to get. I can try to get better pics if needed. As always, thanks in advance for any help.
  11. I found some vertebrae and tooth from a creek that were flowing next to the Lake Texoma today. Those tooth looks like shark or fish tooth. Not sure about the vertebrae though. It appears to be a cretaceous fish. Also on long tooth, not sure whether that's a fish or not. All of these were found next to washed out duck creek grey sediment.
  12. Went looking at gravel bars today on the Brazos River west of Houston. Got lots of great pieces of petrified wood, and these which I can’t identify. This was only my second time looking for fossils so still working on identifying things. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  13. I finally found the Pennsylvanian era roadcut (thanks to a little help from the Paleonotogy Society of Austin) that eluded me a few weeks ago . I talked my mom into going with me on the 5 hour round trip to pick up some Pennsylvanian goodies, so very different from my Cretaceous backyard hunting. We had a lovely lunch at Dairy Queen (as you do in Texas) and then found the spot. It was exactly ONE MILE off the road I was originally searching on. Yeesh. But it was so worth it!! Even thought the PSoA had been out there the month before, there is SO much there it was astounding. We stayed for almost two hours and only hit a small part of it. My mom got completley intrigued by the hash plates so she just sat in a spot and looked close. I climbed up ravines and traipsed around, so we found a wide variety of stuff. Here are our best finds: (I tried to ID everything, but if I got anything wrong, please let me know. And there are a few things I don't know what they are, so if you recognized something, let me know!) Crinoid Cup pieces Graffhamicrinus A spine from Atocrunis murospinus Gastropod Euphimites Gastropod Dondaldina: Echinoid Spine: Very worn Echinoid Cidarid plate: Orthocone Mooroceras possibly Gastropod Pharkodonotus Brachiopod Enteletes Brachiopod Derbiya Coral Lophophylidium spinosum A variety of Crinoids Bryzoan Synocladia Unknown Crinoid Cup segement: Mollusc Orhomyalina (We found HUNDREDS of these busted up, mostly the pointy end and this was the only one I found whole. It was tiny compared to the busted ones) And of course, lots of bryzoan branches:
  14. Hi all My son and I were looking through some teeth from the NSR and want to get your opinions on this one. We first thought that this was a mosasaur tooth; however, someone suggested that it may be a plesiosaur/elasmosaurid tooth. We wanted to gather some more opinions since we have no idea what it is. The tooth measures 16 x 6 x 6 mm. Thanks and Happy New Year!
  15. Heading to Midland TX for Christmas break....any suggestions on road cuts or creeks or any fossil sites nearby? Thanks for any suggestions!
  16. Me Again - NSR Identification

    Hello again, Had a good trip last weekend. Quite a few to clean but have a few need help with. Not sure what this is but odd shape stood out to me. Any ideas? Will take better pics if needed. Thanks for your help in advance.
  17. Mastodon?

    Recently found on the beach, upper Texas coast.
  18. Is this Foraminifera?

    I found this 1/16 ~ 2/16 of an inch specimen from Trinity river, near downtown Dallas where I also found species of Prionocyclus ammonite from Arcadia park formation (c. 89-91 mya).
  19. I spent a few hours each at the North Sulphur River Texas and Post Oak Creek Texas. I had a nice variety of cretaceous finds.
  20. This would have been a monster cretaceous tooth for Northeast Texas.
  21. I found my first cretaceous ammonite at Post Oak Creek Texas. I find ammonites often at other locations but they don't seem to be common at Post Oak Creek.
  22. Shark tooth id

    Hello all, today I went to a popular fossil park in Ladonia, TX. I found some awesome gastropods, bacculites, and some other cool shells. The find of the day ended up being another tooth. I really like how this one looks. I think it is maybe a goblin shark tooth, but i am a total noob with fossils in this area and would appreciate any input from you awesome fossil forum members. I also found a little black hoof shaped thing. I wasn't sure if this was anything worth keeping but I pocketed it to be safe.
  23. Took a little overnight trip to hit up a few fossil sites. It was a lovely balmy 80 degrees the day before, but a cold front blew through that night and dropped the temp to the upper 30s with drizzle! But my husband and I had already commited to a dinner with cousins and a B&B stay in Waco and a "guided" tour to the Waco Research PIt the next day, so snarge the weather, off we went. First site was to Brownwood in an attempt to find a supposed Pennsylvanian roadcut to look for crinoids and such. The drizzle finally stopped when I found what I thought "might" be the site, but it certainly was not what I was expecting....I knew it was supposed to be a large roadcut....and this one was not. So I poked around, found a few crinoids and some branching bryzoans and one nice big hashplate, but that was IT. Not at all what I was hoping for. So, dissapointed, we headed down the road since we had dinner plans and needed to get to Waco. I figured I had time to stop at one more stop if I saw a worthwile looking roadcut. So over the river and through the woods (okay, scrub oaks) we headed down the road and over top of a hill, the sun broke through the clouds and WAS ACTUALLY SHINING ON A LARGE ROAD CUT on the next hill. I told my husband, "I guess I should stop at THAT one." hahhaha!! And I am glad we did. It was getting colder but I decided i could tough it our for 20 minutes or so and I filled my bag easily in that 20 minute. I think I was in the Walnut Formation due to what I was finding.....heart urchins, tylostoma gastropods, a nice sized Pinna comancheana bivalve, some turritellas and what always makes it a good day for fossil hunting ; two medium size Phymosoma urchins and a small Coenholectypus. Not well preserved, but I was happy with them nonetheless. Turned a dissapointing day around, for sure. Had a nice dinner at George's in Waco and a lovely stay at the White Rock Creek Bed and Breakfast (AMAZING breakfast....stuffed french toast, eggs, bacon, yogurt and fruit...yum) and then off to the Lake Waco Research Pit! Got our permits and met my new friend Matthew who was kind enough to give us a guided tour of the stie and helped me identify my finds (even though i did not find what I was REALLY after...crabs and starfish)! Ah well. Next time. Found a lovely hetermorph Mariella (which was one of the things I really wanted to find) , a pycnodont tooth plate (another thing I have been hoping to find for a while),a nice ammonite (not sure the species, Matthew told me but I don't remember...will have to look it up), and a Cidarid plate (would have LOVED to have found a whole one...still on my bucket list). Now I know that is four fossils... I took my husbands two. He was happy to give them to me. (You are only allowed 2 fossils from the site which is absurd because there are SO MANY FOSSILS THERE). Anyways, it was a fun gloppy messy muddy morning of fossil hunting with Matthew and his two galumphing doggos - Bella and Poppy. I did not envy him the clean up he was going to have to do on those dogs. Lastly, on our way out of town, we stopped by the Mammoth Site which is really astounding. I got to see it about 25 years ago, before it had really even been turned into a park it was just a dig site. My step-grandfather knew the land owner so we got to see it...hopped a fence to see the site even! So it was great to see it so many years later as a National Monument. Good interpretive tour by the guides, a good view of the mammoths and the potential for more in the future (they are in phase one of three parts to bring the original excavated mammoths back to the site from their storage, so the future site will be even better!). So that concludes a little two day tour around Texas. Next time I'll find that roadcut. It's there somewhere. I just know it. Pennsylvanian stuff: Cretaceous Stuff: Aside from the urchins, which are always a favorite find, this one was my "best finds" of the day. I have not found one so well preserved with the detail of the shell striations. I think its a Homomya bivalve, but I am not one hundred percent on ID. Greyson / Del Rio finds at Lake Waco Research Site: Galumphing Dog: Mammoth Site:
  24. Tooth?

    So I stumbled upon this tooth I think when I went out fossil hunting. Found in northern texas. Can anybody ID or confirm this?
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