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  1. Fossil Lycophytes from Texas

    Hey Everyone, I need some help. Still not sure but think this might be a fossil piece of Lycophytes or similar species. Found North Sulfur River in Delta County, Tx about two weeks ago. I cannot find anything online that shows that this species or similar was in Tx. My web hunting skills are not the best in the world though. Any responses are greatly appreciated.
  2. Hey they’re all. Once again thank you so much for helping me to ID the fossils that I find. If anybody can help with this one it would be greatly appreciated, for my nephew and I are trying to figure it out. Thank you. We found it inside the loop of 410 in San Antonio, in a dried up creek bed.
  3. West Texas Caiman Fossil

    New connections in alligator family tree https://phys.org/news/2021-01-fossil-clarity-history-alligatoridae.html
  4. please help ID

    Found this in the outskirts of San Antonio Texas where The city cut into a hill for a road. Looks like it has a few bite marks. Any help to ID this would be much appreciated.
  5. Can anyone tell me what this is?

    I found this in a canyon in Sanderson, tx. Thought is was really cool. But I really want to know what it is exactly. Thanks
  6. Bottom view

    (?) Walnut Fm, near Kerrville, Texas
  7. Top view

    see previous picture. (?) Walnut Fm, near Kerrville, Texas
  8. Walnut Fm (?) Echinoid

    This came out of a road cut on IH-10 near Kerrville, Texas. From a thick marl bed that I think is the Walnut just above the Glen Rose Fm.
  9. Two Upper Glen Rose Echinoids

    Bottom is from the Upper left of the first image. These were found at an outcrop of the Upper Glen Rose just south of Comfort, Texas
  10. Bottom of Lower Right

    Found south of Pipe Creek, Texas, and north of Medina Lake.
  11. Some favorites

    Top L-R: Upper Glen Rose Fm, Borracho Fm Middle: Eagle Ford Fm Bottom L-R: Comanche Peak Fm (Pecos County) (?), Upper Glen Rose Fm (?)
  12. Hello all I found this here in San Antonio Texas (29.5089535, – 98.4185643) Near salado creek it’s measures out to 2” x 1 3/4” x 1 1/4” can’t figure out what it is Any help would be much appreciated thank you very kindly
  13. Small Rodent tooth

    Hello I’m fairly ok at identifying teeth, but this tooth has me wondering what animal this tooth belongs in to. Found about 5 foot down on a sandy occupation layer of various late prehistoric artifacts scattered about in coastal Texas (Jackson county). The tooth has ridges along it and seems to belong to a ferret or skunk, I’m not sure. Thanks for looking
  14. ... and it is only the beginning of January. A bucket list item I have been hunting for for a while. Plesiosaur vertebra from the Eagle Ford of North Texas.
  15. Post Oak Creek TX ID's please!

    Howdy All! More Post Oak Creek little fossils that I could use some help with ID please! Thanks! 1. First is this little tooth: 1/4 inch Front Back from the top 2. Another tooth or is it a denticle? - 1/8 inch 3. Is this coprolite or a worn gatropod? 4, something "fishy"? 1/8 inch 5. No idea what this is! Size 1/8 inch 6.And last one. Another fishy bit? 1/16 inch Thanks!!
  16. Texas Echinoid Addendum

    Has anyone purchased Bill Thompson's addendum to his Echinoids of Texas? If so what did you think?
  17. Petrified Wood ID and Care

    Good Evening All, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post. I was hoping someone could assist me in identifying the type of petrified wood I found in South Texas and the easiest way to remove the white minerals around it (providing I even should be removing the minerals around it). There were several pieces found about 4' below-ground on the edge of a crevasse where water was carving out the soil. I am tempted to return with an excavator to locate more of it but will hold off in the meantime. An early thanks to anyone who can reply and give me some guidance.
  18. Hello everyone, I am pretty new to the fossil hunting game, mostly just picking up a few shells or leaf imprints when I am out hiking but when I returned to school in Florida I started to get a bit more interested in actually researching and exploring with the intention of fossil hunting. On the drive back to Florida from Denver I decided to break the trip up into 6-8 hour drive days and camp while hitting some fossil opportunities. Also it kept me fairly isolated with Covid restrictions. With that in mind I planned a route to hit a few different sites: Quay County, NM has reports of phytosaur teeth although I was mostly hiking at this locale. Lots of literature on the area with some nebulous directions, I puddled around on a small streambed I scouted out prior to the trip and ended up finding a fossilized vertebra which I will call a phytosaur based on its size and reports that the area appears to host these species almost exclusively. I was a little out of my element and spent a bit more time hiking and enjoying the West side of the US while camping at the free Mills Canyon Rim Campground which I enjoyed very much. Mineral Wells and Jacksboro Fossil sites, TX - well known sites that I spent a bit of time at. Pretty much every other fossil I found on this trip came from these areas. I made a mistake and passed up my planned campground at Kiowa instead staying at Possum Kingdom campground because the reviews were good and was sorely disappointed. The area is very built up and it is more of a place to bring a boat and an RV than what I wanted. But never know unless you try, there is a nicer campground at Fort Richardson near the Jacksboro locality I would recommend instead. Found a few different specimens including an intact crinoid cup, a small trilobite, and some other common specimens. Embarrassingly while at mineral wells I found what I initially took to be a trilobite in Matrix and was incredibly excited as it was by far the most distinguished find there. Fast forward to being home I cleaned the specimen and started trying to id it only to find that it didn't really fit any description...then I gave it a quick lick and discovered that it was very much still organic and warm so I have included a picture if someone wants to tell me what strange bug eggs or cocoon I likely licked. 100% not a fossil though as it started to ooze once squeezed. North Sulfur River, TX - Flooded and rained out so passed it up largely because I didn't want to try camping after wading in freezing water all day. Campground is listed under freecampgrounds and is on the Ladonia Wildlife Area. I'll hit this site on the way back. Mississippi 'Red Hot Truck Stop' Locality, MS - No luck here either although I didn't put in much effort, the campground I selected was closed so I spent a night in the back of my car and felt like getting back to Pensacola. In retrospect, I should have spent more time touring around this area but the Red Hot Truck Stop is now a Walmart parking lot and I didn't really feel like poking around that area after spending the past week hiking around some of the areas out West. So overall, a mixed success trip but, like I said I was more looking for a good way to split up a drive back home and my experience is pretty limited. I've included pictures of the specimens I found with labels, if anyone from the areas wants to correct them please feel free, I am sure that many of them are wrong. If you would like a better picture of a specimen just let me know. A: Phytosaur Vertebra B: Assorted Crinoid Discs C: Chonetinella sp. - Brachiopoda D: Ditomopyge sp. - Arthropoda E. Bactrites sp. - Mollusca...some sort of orthoconic nautiloid
  19. Please help ID this

    These were found along the Guadeloupe River in Texas. I picked up about six of them. Some help in identifying them would be appreciated.
  20. January in Texas is usually, weather wise, fantastic hunting. For seasonal allergy sufferers (like me) it can be miserable. But, we had a GREAT rain...two days of decent downpours and the temps were in the upper 60s, so, hoping the cedar pollen had been knocked out of the air a bit by the rains....I donned my mask and spent three hours out in the great outdoors and was I ever rewarded for my "perseverance"!!! hahahahha I had been hoping to find a Glen Rose Formation (Lower Cretaceous) Shark Tooth for a couple of years. I knew they could be found! Erich ( @erose) told me so and I believe him, usually! hahhaha. Well, Mother Nature decided to gift me one on this first hunt of the year! Plus, it was a bit of an Echinoid bonanza....nothing "new" to me, species wise, but a couple of really nice examples (four actually, of differing sizes!) of Hyposalenia phillipsae and a better preserved Paraorthopsis comalensis than I had. But what really tricked me was the Pygopyrina hancockensis. They are usually oval and i found this one (which turns out was just squished) and REALLY thought I'd found a Pygaster (which I DON'T have) so I got really excited until I got it home and realized I'd been fooled. Ah well, I found a Shark Tooth (Plus a nice big crab claw, too) so......it was a GOOD DAY. Shark Tooth Protolamna sp. 5/8 inches (15 mm) In situ (with lotsof Foramnifera Orbitolinas! A Quartet of Hyposalenia phillipsae echinoids: (Biggest is 3/8 inch) A very nice Paraorthopsis comalensis Size: 1/2 inch A very squished Pygopyrina hancockensis Size- 3/4 inch And a big honking crab claw - Pagurus banderiensis Size 7/8 inch
  21. This last weekend I hit the NSR along with the crowds and decided to start at the Ladonia Fossil park. I got there shortly after dawn and already there were several groups of people down in the river. I don't mind walking in others footsteps and in fact quite a few of my good finds have been within feet of where others have already walked so I started off and within about an hour of slipping and sliding around on the marl I found two of the ugliest associated mosasaur verts I've yet to lay eyes on. Maybe they will clean up nicer than they look now but in my experience the preservation in the highly fossiliferous 'red-zone' is generally terrible compared to the marl above and below it. I was able to extract the verts under the careful watch of a committee of buzzards. This squalicorax sp. tooth was in the matrix around the mosasaur verts. Throughout the day I found a few more things such as a bone (possibly fish - not sure) with predation marks: I think the growth rings on bones are particularly cool: A fish something - tooth? (again not sure the ID): Very small jaw section: An ammonite that I considered tossing several times over due to the weight and the fact that's broken in two places: A small fish vert section: And finally vert #1: and #2: Eventually I hope to prep these out, but it'll have to wait till I get my prep station all set up. Thanks, - James
  22. Pycnodontid Teeth

    From the album Lower Cretaceous Vertebrate Fossils of Central Texas

    Large Pycnodontid Teeth Keys Valley Member, Walnut Formation, Fredericksburg Group Albian (Lower Cretaceous) These are the largest Pycnodontid teeth I have seen in the Walnut and were collected by another member of the Paleontological Society of Austin

    © ERose 2021

  23. Worn Loose Pycnodontid Tooth

    From the album Lower Cretaceous Vertebrate Fossils of Central Texas

    This is another Pycnodontid tooth from the Walnut Formation showing a great deal of wear on one end. The other item in the image is a rather spiny crustacean leg I am still attempting to ID.

    © ERose 2021

  24. Lepisosteus sp.

    From the album Lower Cretaceous Vertebrate Fossils of Central Texas

    Lepisosteus sp. Unit 2, Lower Member, Glen Rose Formation, Trinity Group Albian (Lower Cretaceous) Comal County, TX These small fish teeth are fairly common but not abundant. I Have them from several locations.

    © ERose 2021

  25. Glen Rose Fish

    From the album Lower Cretaceous Vertebrate Fossils of Central Texas

    This fossil is in the visitor center at Westcave Preserve in Travis County. The stone was quarried from the Glen Rose Formation near Sisterdale, Kendall Co. This is a little over 10 inches long.

    © ERose 2021