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  1. Here's a few of my finds from my last couple of Northeast Texas creek hunts. It's been pretty slow but I'm trying again tomorrow. I did find a killer Ginsu shark tooth and cool fish vert with partial process. I didn't know what the little penny trinket thing was until an older gentleman told me lol. The one vert with four pics is Pleistocene but I have no clue from what. We did find a large nest of cottonmouths where two males were fighting for a large female. We saw herds of wild hogs and had quite the kayak adventure. One kayak trip was 5 miles deep in the woods where we had to go over 7 log piles with the kayaks. I'm also unsure what the little white tooth is with multiple pics by the trinket. It has thick enamel whatever it is. Hope you enjoy the pics.
  2. Mosasaur Vert from NSR

    What kind of mosasaurus vertabrae might this be? What possible species? ( sorry about not posting this in my previous post )
  3. Mosasaur jaw sections

    Two Mosasaur jaw sections arrived today. They are marked "A" & "B" in the photos. Each is approx. 4.5 to 5 ". Please look them over and comment. Including, but not limited to; accuracy of ID info, life position of each section (upper/lower, right/left), how you would proceed with additional prep (if any). Info from the seller: Halisaurus; Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichtian; Ouled Abdoun Basin (phosphate beds); Oued Zem, Morocco.
  4. Explored another new North Texas creek. Not many fossils but great for artifacts. We did manage to find one beat up Mosasaur vert, shark teeth and a Gastropod. 10 hour hike. :/
  5. Went to North Sulphur River at Ladonia TX yesterday, found couple fossils need help ID. Thanks in advance. Got chased by flush flood twice. When fossil hunting after heavy rain please be extra careful. 1. mosasaur bone? not sure if there is enough to tell more. 2. claw? 3. fish tooth? 4. mosasaur bone? size: 1 1/2 in. x 1 in. 5. tooth maybe? 6. fish tooth? one side is more round, the other side is close to flat. 7. fish tooth? sharp edges on both side. 8. some kind of clam?
  6. Hot NSR Trip!

    Hot long NSR trip. My legs are sore lol. Nice variety today including attached verts, bison tooth, mosasaur verts, multiple fish jaw sections, turtle shell, gastropods etc.
  7. NSR Mix

  8. NSR Mix

  9. NSR Mosasaur Mix

  10. Mosasaur Cervical Vert

  11. Tylosaur Jaw Section

  12. Tylosaur Tooth

  13. New Member

    Hi, Im new to the forum and was happy to find it. I'm an amateur geologist, and fossil collector. I have excavation experience in late Roman early Christian archaeology in Winchester England back in college, so I still have my trowel and dental tools Now I enjoy the hobbies with my son when we take a break from life in Manhattan, New York City. I purchased a Mosasaur tooth , from Morocco mines and in the matrix that it came with I was able to expose another tooth....but what is it??? Its 1.5 in long including the root. I kind of like the specimen as a clump rather than just two teeth so I stoped exposing more. Any help greatly appreciated.
  14. Ancient Reptile Bone?

    Hello, everyone. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I found this fossilized bone in a creek outside of Austin. On a separate occasion I found a very nice Mosasaur vert in the same area (literally a few feet away from where this was found). It looks to be a vertebra, but two people (Paleontologists) have looked at it, but feel that it's NOT from a Mosasaur. Possibly from a turtle? Can anyone offer any thoughts?
  15. NSR!!!

    Short 3 hr NSR hunt between the 35 ft rise and the current 8 ft rise. I had very little area to hunt but still had a great day. The Tylosaur jaw section made my day. My new 4x4 saved me once again when I slid down the ditch while parking.
  16. Fossils & Artifacts

    Not many fossils on this hunt but plenty of artifacts. Did manage to find one good size mosasaur vert and one pristine shark tooth. I ran into a mother hog and her babies, numerous other herds of hogs, snakes and more spiders than you can count. I also sunk in mud & water up to my chest and I'm 6ft 4 lol. North Texas creek hunt.
  17. North Sulphur River

    Fun North Sulphur River Texas hunt. The big Tylosaur tooth and coprolite were my favorite finds of the day.
  18. Hi guys, I'm thinking about purchasing this mosasaur jaw. The seller says that it is natural and it looks very real. Just want to get a second opinion. Thank you so much! Jojo
  19. I had a great day the North Sulphur River. I found my first red mosasaur tooth and 2 Native American Drills which are very rare to find in that are. Numerous other shark teeth, mosasaur verts and a cool old cork style bottle in the pic.
  20. hy mosasaurs lovers i looked around on differents americans fossils web sites , and i found ,is nowhere a description or list about different species of mosasaurs from morocco . so I'll try humbly to fix it . feel free to correct me if you see something wrong. the moroccan phosphate history began in 1921 , Moroccan phosphate mines operate three layers of phosphates ,. level 1 : ypresian phosphate bed level 2 : thanetian phosphate bed level 3 ; maestrichian phosphate bed level 4 ; maestrichian grey phosphate only at sidi-chenan quarry of courses , mosasaurs belong to the level 3.and 4 different species are studied by scientists of the French Museum of Natural History in Paris . today the last record of different mosasaurs species is at list 17 and probably 20. (personal opinion ) listed like below : †Halisaurus. arambourgi .(Bardet, Pereda Suberbiola, Iarochène, Bouya & Amaghzaz, 2005) †Halisaurus.sp not described yet †Halisaurus walkeri .(Lingham-Solier, 1998) ( i used this name temporarily, until one studie about this mosasaur show-up ) †Prognathodon sp Dollo, 1889 †Prognathodon anceps ex leiodon anceps slender form massive form perhaps sexual dimorphism ( personal opinion ) †Prognathodon solvay Dollo, 1889 †prognathodon hudae kaddumi 2009 †Prognathodon. currii (Christiansen & Bonde, 2002) †Eremiasaurus heterodontus , gen. et sp. nov sp ( AR. H. LeBlanc, M. W. Caldwell, and N. Bardet. 2012) †“Mosasaurus" baugei Arambourg 1954 ( Mosasaurus beaugei Arambourg, 1952 (Squamata, Mosasauridae) from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Morocco Nathalie Bardet , Xabier Pereda Suberbiola , Mohamed Iarochene , Fatima Bouyahyaoui , Baadi Bouya , Mbarek Amaghzaz . 2004 ) †Mosasaurus hoffmanni Mantell, 1829 †Tylosaurus Marsh, 1872 slender form like tylosaurus proriger massive form like hainosaurus personal constatation †Platecarpus ptychodon Arambourg 1954 †Globidens. phosphaticus (Bardet, Pereda Suberbiola, Iarochène, Amalik & Bouya, 2005) †carinodens belgicus ( N. Bardet, X. Pereda Suberbiola, M. Iarochène, M. Amalik, and B. Bouya. 2005) †carinodens minalmamar. (A.S. Schulp, N. Bardet& B. Bouya. 2009) †harranasaurus khuludae. (kaddumi.2009)
  21. Is this a real jaw? Any red flags?
  22. As the title says.. Just saw this for 400 on our favorite auction site as 100% authentic. One can clearly see its plaster and you can see the work marks..
  23. Hi folks Are all mossy verts concave one side and convex t'other? All the images I've found aren't clear enough. @JarrodB @doushantuo @LordTrilobite
  24. My Display Overview

    Hello there paleontologists, fossil enthusiast, and everything in between. If you couldn't tell this is the first content I've ever made on the fossil forum so please excuse errors and, or inexperience I apologize in advance. Here is my collection of display fossils as well as modern bones keep in mind this is purely what I have on display I keep the vast majority of fossils I posses in storage with lots of support such as bubble rap and various other materials to ensure complete security of precious peeks into our planet's history. If you have any questions or comments feel free to ask as you please. These are all authentic fossils 2 have been directly seen by a professional (Ursus sp. & Unidentified Dinosaur Cretaceous Rib) The Dactylioceras sp. is very clearly a real specimen however there was no authority on it's authenticity the two Hadrosaur fragments are authentic as well one purchased with it's card of authenticity by D.J Parsons and the other was purchased from the very same hunter whom discovered the Cretaceous rib section. (Note: individual specimen content will be released in time)
  25. Mosasaur tooth

    So the other day I visited a local tiny shop that sells minerals and fossils, and snagged a Mosasaur tooth from Khouribga Morocco. The label only said 'Mosasaur tooth, Khouribga, Morocco.' Naturally, as the curious person that I am, Im trying to find the species of the owner. After I researched a bit I narrowed down the species to those found in Morocco, yet I had trouble finding one with similar teeth. Globidens and Carinodens were quickly out of the question, since the teeth are rounded and kinda look like mushrooms to some extent, very unlike mine. Yet practically all the teeth I saw for these other Morocco Mosasaurs had slightly hooked teeth that looked thick and heavy, While mine is practically vertical, with almost no curve to it, small and light. Anyone know any Mosasaur species with teeth like this found in Khouribga Morocco..? The measurement of the tooth without the root is 1.4 inches long. The tooth has a diameter around barely over 1 centimeter. Here are species found in Morocco that I had narrowed down to, minus the Globidens and the Carinodens included- Eremiasaurus, Prognathodon-Anceps, Solyvai, Curii, Mosasaurus Baugei, Tethysaurus, Platecarpus, Halisaurus, and Goronyosaurus. ~If you need another angle of the tooth feel free to ask~
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