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Found 18 results

  1. pleistocene bone id

    I found this today on the Brazos River in SE Texas. I've tried comparing to other bones on line and I'm leaning toward tapir metapodial. Any other thoughts?
  2. Brazos River, Texas - Unknown Bone

    I found this bone at the mouth of the Brazos river. It has a couple of nice teeth impact marks. Does anyone know what the bone type is? Thanks.....
  3. Brazos River, Texas - Scute?

    I dug this heavy little piece and several other nice bones out of a dark orange clay bank (modeling clay). I think that is why this piece and the other bones is well preserved? This piece is 1.75 and .25 thick, the back is concave. It weighs 16g. Is this a Chunk-o-saurus or maybe a Dermal armor with skin? Or... should I just ask, does anyone know exactly what this is? Thanks y'all....
  4. Any help would be very appreciated on this vertebra found in the Brazos River in Texas. Many thanks for looking and replying!
  5. Brazos River, Texas - Vertebra

    I found this big vertebra and several other smaller ones on the Brazos river.
  6. Brazos River, Texas - Tooth?

    I screened this piece and several others that are similar on a sand bar......
  7. I found what looks like a fish fins, turtle fins or turtle feet on the Brazos river, Texas
  8. Brazos River, Texas - teeth or claws?

    I screened these 3 pieces on a sand bar on the Brazos river during the hot and dry month of August when the river is usually always at its lowest level of the year.
  9. Brazos River, Texas - Foot/Toe Claw?

    I found this strange bone on the Brazos river. It kinda looks like some kind of foot claw to me. What do you think it is?
  10. Brazos River, Texas - Tooth

    I found this long tooth on the Brazos river. Any ideas of what it belongs too?
  11. I found this claw, toe bones and other bones and teeth on the Brazos River, Texas.
  12. Brazos River, Texas - Big Bird?

    Brazos River, Texas This "bird thing" came out of a working sand pit on the Brazos River 20 yrs ago when a drag line crossed a clay fossil vein. I dug around for a few days and found a few other small black companion bones to this "bird thing", that I can't currently find, in the same layer of Brazos orange clay. I think bird thing floated down here from someplace else just waiting for me to find it so I could post it on Fossil Forum. The pit flooded a few months later and is owned by another family today. I've searched for other bird fossils and profile examples and I've only found a few. Side note: They found a bloat and float mammoth at another Vernor sand pit in Clute Tx in 2004. The site is only a couple of miles as a crow flys from the Brazos river. They opened a restaurant and dive club in the pit.... I'm still hoping to find my bloat and float one day.....) http://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Skull-from-Ice-Age-mammoth-unearthed-in-Clute-1982484.php .
  13. Brazos River, Texas - Tooth

    What type of tooth is this? And your thoughts on removing some of the excess rock or matrix from the crown?
  14. mammal vert id

    I find lots of verts. Most are horse, cow, deer. Some more mineralized than others. I don't bother posting most of them. This one seems different, but I can't describe why I think it's different. Just a gut feeling. Any thoughts? Found on the Brazos River, Texas, pleistocene.
  15. Pleistocene bone

    Hello, I found this in the Brazos river. I have been unable to identify using my usual resources "google images". At first i thought it might be a metacarpal or some kind of foot bone but the end appears too flat, more like a vertebra. I am looking to see if any of y'all have any ideas. Thanks!!
  16. Once we left Waco, heading back toward Houston, my wife, my daughters and I swung through Bryan/College Station and stopped off at the Whiskey Bridge. I had never been to this location before, but based on what others have mentioned here on TFF I was very excited. I trekked down the slope toward the Brazos, leading my 5 and 9 year old daughters. With the recent flooding, the hillside was very slippery and muddy, and we had a little difficulty finding a child-safe path. We only spent about 30 or 40 minutes hunting, but we discovered some nice specimens. Here are a few... So here is a cursory attempt at identification. I believe the first specimen is Athleta petrosus. I believe the second is Cochlespiropsis engonata. The third is Pseudoliva vetusta carinata. The last is Turritella sp. If I am wrong on any of these IDs, please let me know. Climbing back out was just as difficult as climbing down. It was made more exciting by my 5 year old daughter landing face first in wet sand and mud. Fortunately, she thought it was funny. Mommy, thought it was less so...
  17. On another one of my canoe trips down Brazos, Texas a friend of mine found a bone and tossed it to me. I've been able to confirm it is a horse metacarpal 3. I've done the stone to bone test and it does "click" like a stone. I was asked if it is completely minieralized. One test that was mentioned was "scaping test". Does anyone know what this means? What would a scape test on mineralized result in? what would happen if not fully mineralized? The reason for this "true fossil test", horses were introduced back to Texas area around 500 years ago. If this is a fossil, which I do believe that it is, means that this is a fossil of a Hagerman Horse also called American Zebra which went extinct 10,000 years ago. While the largest find of Hargerman Horse was found in Idaho, there have been some found in North, Texas.
  18. Possible Vertebrae Tip

    I've taken another canoe trip down Brazos and found a small fossil. On previous trips I've found a portion of a mammoth tibia (20 inches long) along with other bits and pieces. The side showing has a long rise running length of tip. The back side is almost flat with a small raised area size of almond nut. Based on size of tip, I'd say this was a big animal, mammoth or mastrodon. Anyone have a guess what this belongs to?