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  1. A Russian colleague of Dr. Barbara Seuss will be presenting a poster at the March 2020 GSA meeting in Ft. Worth. It is on Finis Shale fish microremains based on their study of material from Jacksboro Texas. In October of 2016 several of us from Dallas Paleontological Society helped Barbara take sample material for her work and they are still gathering data from the resulting fossils. Dr. Seuss is with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Baravia Germany and hosted another poster by a student of hers at the GSA meeting in Phoenix this year. It was on bivalves also from the Finis Shale exposures at Jacksboro.
  2. I know that Central Texas limestone can weather out into a WIDE variety of shapes and forms and I just assumed this was weathered limestone, cool looking but unremarkable. However, I have seen a couple of pics on the facebook rock groups of coral that looks suspiciously like this. However, I do not see the correct "striations" in mine that coral should have. So is this just a rock or is it coral? I don't believe there is any coral like this in the Cretaceous period, but I do not know, i might be wrong! Back side: A picture of one from the groups: I believe he said his was from New York, and was posibly older than Cretaceous I do not really remember. Similar, not exactly the same, but close enough it made me wonder.
  3. Fossil Id Help Surface Find Texas

    Went Canoeing with a friend of mine this weekend and came across of the following on a sandbar. Any idea on what we found? Cow/Bison/Horse? Can send more photos if needed. Thanks in advance for your help.
  4. Lake Taxoma Trip

    Too bad we can't haul this out. 200 lb beast.
  5. Lake Texoma Trip

    Too bad we can't haul this one out. 200 lb beast. Lake Texoma is on Duck Creek formation.
  6. Fort Worth creek fossil ID

    I found all of these today at Fort Worth creek. I Identified most, like ammonite, nautiloid, gryphaea, bivalves, echinoids, but on the picture 2, what is that? Is that a oyster or a clam? Fourth picture is a mass gryphaea bed.
  7. Pleistocene bone Id

    I found this bone years ago on the Brazos River and never got around to asking for help with an I’d. Could this be from a bird? It seems hollow, but well mineralized.
  8. Champosaur or dinosaur tail?

    Hi. I'm new here. This is being given to me. I haven't seen it, myself, yet, but the person sent me this photo. She said her dad got it from a collector almost 50 years ago in Texas, who said he got it from a local farmer. They called it a dinosaur tail. My very short internet research found possibly Champosaur? Hadrosaur seems less likely. When I get it, I can take more detailed photos to post. Opinions?
  9. I made a "concentrated" study of the Georgetown formation -about an hour north of me (I usually hunt in the Glen Rose and Walnut of Texas) so it was fun to hit up four spots to see what different species I could find. I was happy to gather a good variety of specimens, including a couple of "best" specimens of common Texas finds - a lovely BIG Neithia scallop with both the top and bottom valve intact, a nice Ostrea carinata and lots of well preserved turritells, including the tiniest I've ever found. But the fun stuff is the Echinoids and the Ammonites! For the Echinoids: I FINALLY found a Salenia Mexicana (that didn't crumble in my hands like the LAST one I found) even if it is a bit water worn. I'm still happy with it. Plus an excellently preserved Heteraster obliquatus and a nice Phymosoma which is still encased in a bit of matrix, but that's okay. But my find of the day was the Tetragramma taffi (i'm pretty sure on that ID, let me know if I"m wrong!) Even thought it's quite squished and has a lot of matrix, it's still my first one, so I"m stoked!! The "other" fossils: A pyrite shell, not great, but cool because it's pyrite The Echinoids! Phymosoma Salenia mexicana: Tetragramma taffi a nice Heteraster:
  10. Trinity river bone or rock?

  11. Possible chert?

    My husband is an irrigator in the Midland, TX area. A client of his had this in their backyard and gave it to my husband. It was found on the clients ranch originally near Fort Stockton, TX. We thought it was a bone because, well, just look at it lol. We were able to take it to a gem and mineral show yesterday to have it looked at and the concenous was although very interesting, it was chert. Now all the research I've been doing on chert and I have yet to find anything like this. Reverse fossil maybe?
  12. My daughter and I took our very first fossil hunting trip to the NSR near Lavonia, Texas last weekend (10/27/2019). We dug a little, sifted (just with our hands) a little, and just walked around, but we still had great success finding treasures! The steps down to the river bank are impressive. Some of the steps are about 3 x 3 feet square, and the length of the stairway is about 70-80 feet. The bottom of the steps have a large, nearly vertical slab of concrete that is easier to slide down than it is to climb back up. especially with about 5 pounds of very sticky mud stuck to our boots. There is also a mud pit at the bottom of the slab to navigate that makes coming back up a bit of a challenge and a workout. Of course, afterwards, we found that there are two much easier to navigate entry/exit points, one to the left and one to the right of the steps. And we found out later that on the previous weekend, this site had hosted a group meeting for fossil hunters. So were feel particularly fortunate to found the things we did.
  13. It’s a been a while with a drought here in Texas. Got some big rain recently and this guy popped out. Eagle Ford/Atco 86-90 mya
  14. Pleistocene vertebra

    Is there enough of this vertebra for an id? Found in Brazos River Pleistocene gravel in SE Texas.
  15. Chunk o’ sumpin big!

    I’ve had this chunk of bone for a while and not been able to get an ID on it. It is from the Brazos River in SE. Texas, Pleistocene material. Any ideas? @Harry Pristis, @fossilus, @Shellseeker @jcbshark @Uncle Siphuncle @JohnJ
  16. Cretaceous ID

    North Sulphur River Texas Cretaceous find. Is this coral or a worn Globidens tooth? I'm leaning towards coral. Both are pretty rare finds at NSR so I'm not sure.
  17. I managed to get in a few hours before the rain hit at the North Sulphur River Texas. My buddy found a rare Globidens tooth. I found a high quality shark tooth and some coprolite.
  18. This came from San Saba County, Texas; found in fluviatile terrace deposits (Qt). I would love to know more about this fossil. Thank you for your input.
  19. Next weekend, November 2 & 3 the Paleontological Society of Austin will be holding our annual show. Dealers, displays, family oriented fun. Presentations by Our club and folks from the University of Texas. https://austinpaleo.org/fest.html hope to see some of you there. Look me up. Erich
  20. Gastropod shell fossil hoping for info

    So these aren’t my photos and I have haven’t had any interaction with this. All I have is the photos and the assumption that they were found in South Texas (lower Rio Grande Valley) unfortunately. One of my dad’s students found this and is hoping to go into paleontology so showed it to him wondering if it was a fossil. I’m pretty certain it is at this point. I’m sure something like this is pretty hard to ID but estimates about time periods or anything I’m sure would be appreciated by this kid. https://m.imgur.com/a/IUR5GjZ
  21. North Sulphur River

    I had a few finds at the North Sulphur River Texas yesterday. All the bars were covered in mud so it made for hard hunting. The tiny mosasaur tooth was my favorite find of the day.
  22. Again, thank goodness for cameras and closeups!! I thougth this was a large orbitolina when I found it, but noticed that there was an odd pattern on the underside. I just figured it had some strange mishape. But then I was looking through @Uncle Siphuncle's Fossil collecting reports and ran across something that looked very similar - floating crinoid Peocilocrinus but they were from the Paw Paw formation in North Texas and this is from the lower Glen Rose in Central Texas. So I realized i needed to get a better picture and lo and behold....it has interesting pattern on the backside!! I remembered a picture I had seen of a starfish dermal plate or something that had these same striations on it. Can anyone help me ID? @erose or @JohnJ? Thanks for your time!! close up
  23. Need help identifying please.

    Found in North Texas creek. I'm new at this hobby but love it! Anyone know what these may be?
  24. Xenarthran mandible?

    I found this today on the Brazos River in SE Texas. At first I thought it was a chunk of a vertebra. After washing some mud off I was surprised to see teeth with roots extending to the broken ends of a mandible. Based on the shape of the teeth I think it is a xenarthran, but which one???
  25. North Texas Ammonites

    Finally got some time to do some fossil hunting during my travels. This was as I was going through North Texas. Found some beautiful partial ammonites with sutures showing, and one (my favorite) ended up having three echinoids still in it. I plan on leaving them in there, of course. This guy was like 50 pounds Before cleaning with a brass brush After cleaning The whole view Too big to bring home. Maybe I'll grab it next time. I'm so sad I lost this little ammonite on the way back to the car See if you can find the echinoid I missed, but found afterwards while looking at this picture
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