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  1. Prognathodon Tooth from Morocco

    From the album My Fossils

    I found this tooth from Morocco I’m a shop in Portugal. While the root could be faked in someway. The actual tooth, is real. I did a post on this before but I took much clearer images for the ID for this later on. I decided to repost with these images.
  2. Hello fellow creek crawlers and rock hounders! I am not dead LOL! After a 3 year hiatus I am happy to be back here on the first forum I have everjoined posting my secret guilty pleasures which are of course...fossils. Sothe reason I am back is I finally found a peer here in Texas who is aBiologist with a huge love for paleontology to go on trips with (rememberI'm from Indiana) and we have always wanted to go to the North SulphurRiver in the middle of Texas winter, arguably the best season for fossilinghere! No venomous snakes out and no bugs. So we made an impromptu trip from Princeton to Ladonia on the tenth becausemy friend and I were craving an adventure for a chance to find mosasaurbones. I was so surprised it now takes literally 1 hour to get there versusabout 8 years ago, when I first moved here, I swore google maps said ittook almost 3 hours! I was so happy to read that and we arrived there inwhat felt like only a 20 minute drive. No fast food places or Walmarts onthe way, just really old towns lost in time and country fields. Afteralmost a decade of wanting to see this place I finally saw the river! The stairs absolutely killed me, let me tell ya! I'm in my late 20's andpretty active but those stairs made my legs and knees so sore I had to crawl upand down them and days later still in pain. Each step is nearly half ameter tall and there are no rail guards on top of it being muddy andslippery. It was far easier to use the mess wire to climb up and down thecliff bank. I'm glad I decided not to bring my family with me because I can't imagine them trying to go down the stairs, it was so hard to get down even for 3 adults! Look at this cool ammonite impression in the shale! It was too crumbly andwet to extract so we just left them because they would break. We decided to stay near the bridge in case of rain and hugged the exposedsilt beds and gravel bars in the middle. We knew it was probably over-pickedbut I had hope. I tried to stay close to the "red zones" instead of themuddy shale. So we didn't go far from the stairs, just under the bridge inthe pictures. The river was super low in fact there was little water butanything wet was near freezing temperature. We got stuck in the mud and Ieven had no choice but to walk through the ice water to retrieve my shoesLOL next time I'm bringing the high wader rubber boots because it was the worsthaving near freezing wet socks for hours. I was stupid and didn't bring mysieve or trowel so we picked from on top. Honestly I really didn't knowwhat to look for except for black bone and baculite pieces as I have noexperience with the Ozan formation or shale. I'm used to picking for sharkteeth in gravel at Post Oak creek up in Sherman, Texas orcoral/ brachiopods in limestone or silica in Indiana. Everything here wasdifferent colors in the dirt and it was overwhelming but useful. I had thisinstinct to stick to the gravel beds in the middle (where I found all of myfinds!) although I was interested in the exposed red walls of the riverbank. I was wondering if a sieve and geologist hammer would be a good ideaand have a go at the walls next time we visit. Any pointers where to lookfor next time would be kindly appreciated! Omanyte with an ammonite aka Helix Fossil Moving onto my finds!My colleague found these massive baculites, some pretty black internalmoulds of shells, and shark teeth. My finds! I think I did okay for a picked over location at theentrance and no sieve. We only stayed for maybe two hours at most andagain I had no idea what to look for. I need help with some IDs! I have 7pieces of bone I am interested in, they look like marine reptile boneswhich is exciting! I'm sorry if my pictures are bad or need resized! I haven't been on a forum in years and I forget how to do everything. I am also uploading from my phone so I might have to edit photo or text spacing later. G. Please tell me this is something cool! I'm hoping this is a sea turtle shell piece with tooth marks on it! WTH is this......? Here is what I think they are.... A. Mosasaur "wrist" bone?B. Mosasaur or other marine reptile "finger" phalanges boneC. Mosasaur or other marine reptile "finger" phalanges boneD. marine reptile bone- possible tooth?E. unidentified marine reptile boneF. Marine reptile bone? (one of the curved bones near the eye socket?)G. Cretaceous sea turtle shell fragment!? (Has predator tooth marks!)H. ??? marine reptile tail bone piece? I. Fish vert J. Fish or small marine reptile vert K.Leptostyrax tooth L. Squali tooth M. Arrowhead Fragment N.??? Internal mould of a tree branch? It has a branching structure but it doesn't look like coral to me O. Corprolite? P.??? Help me with this one! Is it a rudist? Q. Baculites baculites baculites. R. Fossilized mouse incisor (recent) S. Cretaceous tube worms? They were everywhere to I stopped picking them up. T. ??? Coral? U. Petrified Wood V. Ammonite impression on shale W. internal snail shell mould X. Plicatula shell? Overall I loved the whole experience and when it warms up a little bit I will definitely head back out here! This is my new favorite fossil spot I have ever been to! I love the Cretaceous life fossils and the arrowheads found here are also very nice. Even if you don't like fossils there are neat stones, artifacts, and animals to find! Things I learned to help others plan a trip here: -The "Fossil Park" entrance to the river in Ladonia, Texas is the best place to park since it's FREE and open 24 hours/all days of the year. - Come here in Winter so there aren't any snakes or bugs -Make sure to bring your own food and water bottles as there are NO restaurants or stores nearby for 13 miles. Also bring TP in case you need to "go" in the woods. - IT WILL BE MUDDY! Bring an extra pair of clothes, shoes, socks, towels, etc if you plan on staying the day there. WEAR RUBBER BOOTS! I ruined my running shoes completely and had to fish them out of mud. I recondmend steel toe high-wader boots, after this trip I went to walmart and got a pair of tight fitting 16" wader boots for only $20 to use for next time! Also helps protect your legs from bugs, briar, snake bites, etc. - If you are like me and kneel in dirt or lay on gravel looking for fossils on the top exposed earth- bring some knee pads! - The stairs are very steep and will make you sore so be sure to do stretches and go down slowly -Use a long walking stick to test which parts of the river you can walk on. Example is that there are areas of one inch water you can walk across, but be careful as its tricky! Sometimes the shale is solid rock and other areas where it is just straight-up mud inches down and you will sink. - I recommend bringing a sieve and trowel! -Bring first aid kit and medicines like epipen if you have bee allergies. I also brought asprin, allergy pills, tums, etc. -There are wild pigs in this area, I saw boar or even javelina (not actually a pig) foot prints in the mud! -There are arrowheads, beads, and mammal fossils here! Not just marine Cretaceous fossils! Bring a backpack or container for your cool finds. - Do not go here if there is rain in the forecast or if it has recently rained a lot. The river cliff banks look like they could easily make mudslides and the river may fill up fast. -Don't go alone! Safety in numbers! I still can't decide if this is a good place to bring children or not, personally I wouldn't, but if you are an adult at least take another adult with you! There is no hospital nearby and I had poor cell phone service. You will need to fend for yourself with wild animal encounters and the geology here. It is very steep and muddy. In case of wild animals (wild pigs specifically) if you don't have a gun at least bring something to scare off animals and defend yourself with. I brought bear mace, airhorns, flares, and a hunting knife just in case. You will probably never use them but better safe and prepared!
  3. Prognathodon (Mosasaur) tooth from Morocco

    I found this fossil in Portugal in a little shop. The tooth was from Morocco and is likely a Prognathodon. While the root has been said by others to be likely fake, the crown (the main point of the fossil) is likely real.
  4. Looks toothy

    From a creek in NC that has Cretaceous fossils. Could it be a very worn mosasaur tooth?
  5. New Jersey Cretaceous Vert. ID

    I was reading a description of Mosasaur material that made me re-think a vertabrae I considered to be Mosasaur. It is from Monmouth County NJ (Cretaceous) and does have a cone shape so I was wondering what exactly it is. On njfossils.net it gave this description (below) of Halisaurs so I was wondering if it could be this or even croc. Any help is appreciated. -Frank "The rare species, Halisaurus, has vertebrae that are distinguishable by the conical shape of the vertebrae. The main difference is that they are tapered toward the convexed end of the centrum and lack the divot of "crocodile" vertebrae."
  6. I was in a local Barnes & Noble last week and was happily shocked to see that a second edition of "Oceans of Kansas" had been released (came out in September). The first one (Everhart, 2006) was a great surprise in its own right. If it had been just a faunal review of the various layers of the Niobrara Chalk, it would have been interesting enough but it covered even more oceans than that. A seaway covered much of Kansas over much of the Cretaceous but it wasn't the same cast of characters from beginning to end. Various organisms evolved, co-existed, and disappeared across that time and the book is an excellent guide to the fossils found and studied up to the mid-2000's. The second edition looks to be a must-have as well. http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=808653 It's the only thing on my list to Santa. Jess
  7. My name is Gary L Thompson I am the sole discover of the Mosasaur Prognathadon stadtmani that currently resides at BYU, This specimen was found in Cedaredge, Colorado in 1975. It took over 40 years to get the complete casting of this mosasaur. I thought maybe this might be a story of interest for you since this is an extremely rare fossilized specimen from about 85 million years ago and the fossilized marine reptile is the only one ever found on the western side of the prehistoric sea that once covered an area ranging from Utah to Kansas and Nebraska. It was a ferocious creature approximately 35 feet long. The excavated skull bones remain the property of Brigham Young University’s Paleontology Museum." I just wanted update every one on some misleading information regarding the find and to send the most current information updates. It appears that the Genus name is probably going to change to a brand new Genus, the scientific community is still discussing this one, will try to update when that happens. BYU has now completed the entire skeleton and now have it up as of the beginning of the year. I have included current photos of it along with "My true story" and all corresponding credits for the find, scientific research and preparation of the specimen. I just thought these might be of interest to you. The photos are from the BYU webpage. My true story finding a mosaster.docx Order of Contact and Credits.docx Original_aticle_1975.docx
  8. After working 28 thirteen hour days offshore I couldn't wait any longer to hunt so I headed to my favorite Northeast Texas creek. The temp when I left was 20 degrees which is really cold for my area. The creek was frozen but I had still had some area to hunt. I walked for miles and didn't find much then ended up finding everything around the bridge where I parked lol. I found more artifacts than fossils but did manage to find a Mosasaur vert & Mastodon tooth enamel.
  9. NSR 12/27,28,30/17

    Happy New Year y’all, Squeezed in a few days on the Sulphur over the last week. Went to a few of my favorite spots and checked out a new spot. All areas are fully accessible after the last few rises in water level. The gravel looks great due to the few light rains we’ve had since the big rains. Things seem to be back to normal out there as far as the amount of fossils to be found. I had a real hard time finding anything of significance after the last big 30+ft rise. Luckily things are looking a lot better now.
  10. Possible Mos tooth - NSR

    Hi, Assuming this is a mosasaur tooth. I found it on the North Sulphur River. I haven’t seen a mos tooth with such a wicked curve so it had me wondering if it might belong to something else. Thanks!
  11. I bought this partial, very partial, jaw of a mosasaur a few years ago at a very good price. It's from Morocco. No offense to anyone, but I'm always suspect of Moroccan fossils, but it was cheap. This was covered in their famous sand/glue matrix. So tonight i decided to clean it up and do away with most of the sand, and what i found was surprising! See anything wrong with this picture? I uncovered two pits with replacement teeth that were filled with sand. Awesome! BUT they're pointed!! Lol!!! Oh, silly Moroccans. So i popped off a impostor Globidens tooth. Sure enough, it was held on by a white/cream putty. Then i cleaned the putty off of the broken root and globidens tooth. Now, here's my question. Is there a way to determine a species by their replacement teeth? Or does anyone have a good idea which species this may be from the root shape? I'd like to find two correct species teeth to add to this piece to make a composite. I appreicate and thank you for any help. Merry (almost) Christmas.
  12. Hi y'all, Finally got around to cleaning up my finds. On Friday I managed to work in a half day of hunting with @David E. . After the big surge we had high hopes. We found a few Mos verts and I managed to crack a few ammonites out of the red zone. On Sunday I took out @Buffalo Bill Cody to an area in which we hoped to find some points. If you want points go out with me because I'll be sure to over look them and leave some beauty's for you. Though I did find a nice chunk of one. The search continues for a perfect point. Notice all the enchodus jaw bones on the right side.
  13. I found this yesterday listed as a 10.7" Platecarpus ptychodon jaw section. Everything looks fine to me, but I want to be sure it's 100% real and not composited before deciding whether or not to buy it. The price seems surprisingly low for a jaw section of this size.
  14. Hi y'all, Here are the finds from 3 separate half day trips to Post Oak Creek during the first weekend of Feb and from last Saturday. One of those days was spent hunting a new to me part of the creek that seemed to have more trash and glass than fossils. That day I decided to make a move to a more productive part of the creek to collect some gravel that I had promised my nieces so they could do some fossil hunting at home. Also I collected some for myself. Last Saturday @Buffalo Bill Cody and I went hunting. It's was warmer and I noticed several bass swimming in the creek. I'll have to bring my fishing pole for the next outing. The week before last I went canoeing on the Llano River for 4 days where I had the pleasure of seeing some interesting fossils that I'll be posting below. Bare with me. I'm posting from an IPhone.
  15. Mosasaur morph Animation

    Hi everyone, This animation is not meant to be accurate, otherwise I would not have drawn a generic lizard in the beginning and grow a mosasaurine snout much earlier in the sequence. Again, this was created on Adobe Animate CC 2018 using my Huion 1060PLUS tablet.
  16. @KimTexan asked to see some of my jaw sections so here's a few from the North Sulphur River Texas. This is a nice mix of Xiphactinus and at least 2 species of Mosasaur.
  17. Here's a sample of my favorite teeth and artifacts. Most are personal finds from the Northeast Texas area.
  18. Tylosaur Tooth

  19. North Sulphur River!

    I finally had a chance to hit the North Sulphur River again after spending the past few months working a lot and hunting different areas. It was pretty dry and picked over with lots of footprints but I managed to find a nice variety. I really like the color of the sea turtle shell and the base of the Cretaceous fish fin.
  20. Mosasaur vert and something else

    One of these I believe is a mosasaur vertebrae, but the other could just be a rock. It seems to have a few markings that seemed more biological than geological to me.
  21. I got this jaw in the post today. It's 26 inches long, and seems to be the upper left jaw of a large-ish mosasaur, perhaps Prognathodon? The teeth don't provide much of a clue, since the crowns are, sorry to say, all added in afterwards. I knew this when I bought it, and I paid what I consider to be a fair price for a jaw of this size with botched-up teeth. My aim is ultimately to extract it, and mount it. At that point, I can sort the teeth out to a better standard, and replace the worst examples. I'm interested in any thoughts about the jaw in general - whether you see any obvious signs of tampering or anything unusual. I really wish people wouldn't interfere with these fossils to begin with! Thanks.
  22. Mosasaur Teeth

    From the album New Jersey Cretaceous

    Mosasaurus conodon Wenonah Formation Late Cretaceous Monmouth County, NJ
  23. Mosasaurus Maximus

    From the album New Jersey Cretaceous

    Mosasaurus maximus Wenonah Formation Late Cretaceous Monmouth County, NJ
  24. Mosasaur Teeth

    From the album New Jersey Cretaceous

    Mosasaurus conodon Wenonah Formation Late Cretaceous Monmouth County, NJ
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