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Found 32 results

  1. pleistocene vertebra

    Here's a small vertebra found on the Brazos River in SE Texas in pleistocene gravel. It has some matrix adhering to it which may mask important features. Hoping some of you can recognize it.
  2. mammal tooth id

    A friend of mine found this tooth on the Brazos River and wanted me to try for an id. I have some ideas, but don't want to influence opinions. It measures 1 5/8 inches long and the crown length is 9/16in. Thanks!
  3. long mammal bone

    This may be a long shot but I have faith in the mammal experts here. This bone is about 17 inches long and 5 inches wide at it's longest and widest measurements. I found it on the Brazos River in SE Texas. Unfortunately both ends are broken off leaving little diagnostic material, but I'm hoping based on size and morphology of what's left someone can offer an id. It's heavily mineralized. Thanks!
  4. Hi Everyone! This is my first post and my first time taking pictures of fossils for help with ID's. I promise I will get better! About these fossils: These bone fragments and scutes were found west of Houston, TX, along the Brazos River (Fort Bend and Waller Counties). All of these specimens were found loose, on several different gravel bars. From the preliminary research I have done already, it looks like they are all Pleistocene in age. Please correct me if I'm wrong. This is what I think so far... Specimens 1 and 2: Alligator scutes from the Pleistocene Specimens 3 and 4: Soft shell turtle scutes from the Pleistocene Specimen 5: Unknown Specimens 6, 7, and 8: They look like leg bone fragments from Pleistocene mammals, but that's about all I know. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Also, any input you can provide on how to take better pictures would be very helpful.
  5. large mammal canine

    Found this bad boy today. It still has a little enamel on the tip. I've been looking at bear, wolf and cat. Leaning toward cat, but need expert opinions please.
  6. calcaneum id

    I'm still having trouble distinguishing bison and cow calcanea even with some of the great line drawings that various members have provided. Here are two that look very similar to me except for the size. Are they both cow, bison or are there differences I'm overlooking? couple more shots
  7. kinda big bone

    I almost tripped over this log today while out on the Brazos River. So my question is...Is there a way to differentiate mammoth femur from mastodon femur. I can post more pics after I clean it up a bit. Right now all I know is that it weighs 52lbs, 17 inches wide and 30 inches long. It was fun carrying up the bank and back to my car. And wondering if I would dive in after it if I swamped the kayak on the trip back.....
  8. medial phalanx

    I found this medial phalanx today. The bone in question is on the right in each picture. The bone on the left in each pic is an equus medial phalanx for comparison. I think this may be a tapir medial phalanx. I looked in Harry's gallery, but could not find a match.
  9. mammal calcaneum

    Hey mammal experts! I found this calcaneum today on the Brazos River, pleistocene gravel. I'm leaning toward carnivore on this one, possibly big cat or dog? Thanks!
  10. pleistocene toe bone?

    I found a phalanx or metapodial bone that I'm not familiar with. It's from pleistocene river gravel on the Brazos in Texas. I'm getting a sloth vibe from it, but can't find a match.
  11. Ammonite ID 2

    Here is a 2nd ammonite found right near the first one, but a few years earlier. Can anyone tell me what the crystalline component is? This is from the Edwards Formation near Rio Vista, TX. I think it's one of my favorite ammonites because of the crystalline material. I'd kind of like to bleach the crystals to clean it up, but I'm not sure if that's possible.
  12. mammal tooth?

    This one has me stumped. I'm not sure if it's a pleistocene aged tooth from something like beaver or a rodent; or maybe even something marine like a coral. The "tubes" seem to run the entire length of it. I haven't even ruled out man made. It measures 1.5 inches x 3/8in. x 5/8in. I welcome all opinions. Thanks!
  13. Clam and worm ID

    I found this clam a while back. The one side was pretty clean, but the other side and top were covered with something like mudstone. So I set about cleaning it up a little. I'm an amature wanna be so I didn't do that great of a job, but as I was cleaning off the mudstone like stuff I uncovered at least 3 other critters. I broke the fragile shell of creature # 2 attached to the top, before I realized it was another shell. I thought it was shell fragment in the mudstone. I uncovered creature # 3 a very tiny worm about 1 mm in diameter and maybe 2 cm long. I also uncovered creature # 4 a more robust worm about 6 mm in diameter. I'm not sure how long that one is, because I may have broken him in half before I realized he was there. I think it was wrapped around the clam on the top and side. There may be a 3rd worm down the side as well. I got distracted by something else and never finished cleaning it up. Anyway, can anyone tell me what type of clam this is? Can anyone tell if the worms are different species or is one just younger than the other? I don't think creature #2 is not really identifiable other than maybe a barnacle type or something. I don't know my creatures. I'm new at this.
  14. Ammonite ID

    I found this a few years ago walking through the countryside near Lake Whitney on what is now called Lake Whitney Ranch in Bosque county off of hwy or FM 56. The unique thing about this one was it was sitting at the base of a large tree in the woods. I guess the roots had pushed it up to the surface. I've got a dozen, maybe 2 dozen or more of numerous species, but I've never got an ID on any of them. This one may be hard to ID, because it has eroded away in places and has lichen growing on it.
  15. 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?
  16. 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.....
  17. Any help would be very appreciated on this vertebra found in the Brazos River in Texas. Many thanks for looking and replying!
  18. 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....
  19. Brazos River, Texas - Vertebra

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

    I screened this piece and several others that are similar on a sand bar......
  21. I found what looks like a fish fins, turtle fins or turtle feet on the Brazos river, Texas
  22. 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.
  23. 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?
  24. Brazos River, Texas - Tooth

    I found this long tooth on the Brazos river. Any ideas of what it belongs too?
  25. 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 .