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Found 29 results

  1. Mystery fossil from a newbie

    Does anyone have any idea what this might be? I found it on the beach Galveston Island, Gulf side west. February 2020 on a grey and windy day. I am new here, where ever we have traveled my head has always been down in the hope of finding new treasures. To hold a relic of ancient times in your hand is something very special.
  2. Found this in the same spot I found a little shark vertebrae and a small bit of bone. Pretty sure it is Pliestocene. I thought it was a tooth of some sort, (Ptychodus?) but now I am not sure....it may just be a bit of shell. Any confirmation help will be very appreciated! Thanks!!
  3. Went for a quick two day Galveston get-away. Weather was PERFECT.....75 degrees. Gotta love Texas Winters....and then it dropped to 30 and we had snow flurries the night we got home. Yeesh. So I went to a few spots that were recommended to me to find shark teeth, crabs and other fossils. No luck on the shark teeth, sadly,, nor the crabs, even more sadly.. but I did finally have a little luck at the last site. I was super excited to find a lovely small vertebrae and a bit o bone! Pleistocene era bits, from what I understand of the Galveston bay area. Also found a couple of interesting hash plates- one of coquinas and the impression of larger shells on the backside. That makes me believe these are indeed fossils and not just modern shells. Speaking of....I did find two beautiful little shells that I am not 100 percent sure are modern...perhaps they are pleistocene? I am not at all familiar with this era. And while I did not find any shark teeth, I did find a nice little fossil shop on The Strand and bought some Morrocan shark teeth. So there....i have shark teeth from Galveston. I'm not sure this is fossil or not. But it's pretty cool. Morrocan Shark teeth for $5. Had to buy my stupid shark teeth.
  4. Hello, fellow Fossil Forum members. Last summer I found this bone fragment in Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, Texas. The fossils from the upper Texas coast are from the very late Pleistocene Beaumont formation. At first, I didn’t think anything of it, other than it just being a bone fragment. But now I’m thinking it might be a very worn down claw core from some animal. But I’m not sure, it could just be a plain old bone fragment. So let me know your thoughts on this specimen. Front view- Specimen measures 30 mm (1.2 inches) long side view back view- showing different coloration on the interior another side view The bottom view- it has a black coloration. The bone fragments from this formation are often multicolored.
  5. Lemon shark tooth

    From the album Galveston Fossils

    Lemon shark tooth found on Galveston Island, TX. It's about 1.5 cm tall.
  6. Hammerhead shark tooth

    From the album Galveston Fossils

    Close-ups of the large hammerhead tooth found on Galveston Island, TX. It has very fine serrations. Probably zygaena. Scale bar = 1 cm. Found 8/10/19.
  7. Galveston Haul August 2019

    From the album Galveston Fossils

    Over three days, I found a few beach treasures. I found a couple of ray plates ( the "v" shaped one is from an eagle ray), a pufferfish/parrotfish mouth plate, three shark teeth, and a couple of bones likely from a turtle. Scale bar = 1 cm.
  8. The Moon gave me a shark tooth!

    From the album Galveston Fossils

    A shark tooth washed ashore on Galveston Island. Found 8/10/19.
  9. Beach Shark Tooth

    From the album Galveston Fossils

    Lower bull shark tooth found on Galveston Island. Collected 8/8/19.
  10. galveston shark tooth ID

    Hey y'all, got back from a trip to Galveston yesterday. I found a few neat things that I'll post in a new album later. I'm not sure about this shark tooth, though. My initial thought was dusky or some carcharhinus. However the nutrient groove reminds me of sphyrna. The tooth in question is the larger brown tooth in the pictures. It has fine, even serrations, and a deep nutrient groove. The last three pictures include a sphyrna tooth for comparison. Thank you!
  11. Galveston shark tooth ID

    Hey y'all! I need help with this one shark tooth I found in Galveston, TX a couple of years ago. I initially thought lemon, but I'm not sure anymore. Any insight would be much appreciated! The tooth measures almost exactly 1.5 cm from root to tip. To me, it closely resembles a tooth also from Galveston (3rd, 4th pictures). However, it's missing serrations. It's possible they're worn off as the root is diminished as well. I think it's possible it could be a hammerhead. The blade seems too flat and broad at the root to be lemon.
  12. Enamel piece?

    Hello, I recently found this object at the beach in Bolivar Peninsula, Tx. The fossils from the beach are washing out of an offshore late pleistocene deposit, probably from the Beaumont formation. I picked it up thinking it was some shell fragment, but it looks to me like it might be some enamel from a tooth. It has shades of colors bright orange, reds, and tints of blue and grey. Let me know what y’all think about it. Top side Top side revealing the texture patterns which look like they’ve been eroded. Bottom side (there seems to be a layer of a different material on top the of the “enamel”)
  13. Yesterday I took a short trip to Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX. I found plenty of tumbled fossilized bone fragments, but this one caught my eye. I have no idea as to what it could be from, but if I had to guess it might be some bone from a fish. Maybe one of the many knowledgeable forum members can help me out. It is very thin, no more than 3 mm, and about 2 cm in length. It probably comes from an offshore deposits of the late Pleistocene, Beaumont Formation, which has been known to produce mammal remains and shark teeth.
  14. saw tooth fossil?

    This was found on the beach In Galveston, TX. on Saturday 5/4/19. I am not educated in fossils but it appears to be fossilized like petrified wood becomes. Please forgive me for my lack of experience in this field. I am limited in knowledge of sea life as well. This is my first attempt in trying to find what this is but in thinking its a fossil what better place to start. Please feel free to lead me in the right direction
  15. Hello fellow members, I recently took a trip down to Crystal Beach, in Bolivar peninsula, Texas. I was on the beach for about an hour. I kept on finding small sized fossilized fragments of bone (probably from the late Pleistocene Beaumont Clays). I found 4 small pieces this past Monday. They are all just small fragments, probably not identifiable. I was about to go back to the car after walking for about 2 miles on the beach, when I stumbled upon this. It has a hole in it, and is oddly symmetrical. It looks like it’s made out of pottery. I really don’t know what else this could be, other than a Native American artifact. Let me know what y’all think this could be.
  16. Galveston equus tooth

    My wife, son, and I took the dogs to the beach tonight. I was made promise that I would not hunt for shark teeth on the walk. I guess I kept my promise. Found this horse tooth instead. First I have found on the island.
  17. Shark Tooth ID Greater Hammerhead?

    I have found three of these teeth and am wondering what type they are. I am thinking Hammerhead but with serrations it would have to be greater hammerhead. These teeth come from Galveston Island and I believe theme to be Pleistocene. We find several types of Carcharhinus species of teeth on the beach along with lemon, tiger, sand tiger and have seen a couple of great whites that another hunter has found. These teeth are much more robust than the Carcharhinus teeth and the nutrient grove is deep and long. Any help is appreciated.
  18. Texas Teeth

    Organized our recent finds from Galveston, TX to add to our collection. Now just need to have the tag made. Is Quaternary as near as I can get in age?
  19. My son and I have have been finding a few sharks teeth in Galveston that have washed onto the beaches. Does anyone know the age or the formation that these teeth are washing up from?
  20. Fish/Reptile Skull Fragment?

    Collected from Galveston bay dredge spoils, late Pleistocene Beaumont formation. First thought was gar skull fragment but it lacks the central suture line evident in online photos. Hoping someone here might recognize it.
  21. What is this!?!???

    I found this fossil in Galveston Texas. It is really small about 1cm. The area is late Pleistocene in age, deposits from the Beaumont formation. I found it along with a turtle shell fragment, and 3 crab claws (which are also fossilized).
  22. So...... I haven't been on here too much lately. Too many thing going on these days (aarrrrggghhh!), but.... I did unexpectedly wind up in Galveston on the 4th of July evening to see the fireworks from the beach. As my toes hit the water's edge, the thought of shark teeth popped into my head. I didn't really expect to find any at our location, but within the first few steps.... BAM! there was a tooth (the one on the right). The hunt was on. As the sunlight waned, I was able to find three more. I don't know how I even saw the tiny one as I didn't have my glasses on. Not too impressive, but enjoyable none the less and..... it qualifies as fossil hunting. Last night, someone showed me a huge great white tooth from across the bay. Got to get back down there..... Anyway, here is what I found.
  23. Collected at low tide this evening.
  24. Bone??? From Galveston beach

    Hi guys, it's been a long time since I posted. I wanted to ask y'all if this is a bone. I found it at Galveston beach here in Texas. Is there any way of knowing if it is fossilized or if it's just a chicken bone???? It has a particular shape, maybe we can identify what specific bone it is (if it turns out to be one). Thanks in advance, Ramon!!! A few more pics!!!
  25. Large Canine fragment?

    I picked it up on this morning from Galveston Bay dredge spoils. Late Pleistocene. This piece kinda has the "feel" of ivory and appears to have a thin layer of enamel but It's unlike any other tooth or tusk I've found. I thought it might be a canine but the cross section isn't a bit flattened. Not at all round like other canine teeth I've looked at. Any ideas? Darrow
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