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  1. Bony Fish(Gillicus)?

    From the album Other Locations

    2-15-18 Dallas County, TX
  2. Bony Fish

    From the album Other Locations

    2-15-18 Dallas County, TX
  3. Bony Fish jaw fragment

    From the album In-Situ Shots(various locations)

    2-20-18 Collin County, TX
  4. Bony Fish(Gillicus)?

    From the album In-Situ Shots(various locations)

    2-15-18 Dallas County, TX
  5. Bony Fish(2)

    From the album In-Situ Shots(various locations)

    2-15-18 Dallas County, TX
  6. Bony Fish(1)

    From the album In-Situ Shots(various locations)

    2-15-18 Dallas County, TX
  7. Shark tooth

    From the album In-Situ Shots(various locations)

    2-15-18 Dallas County, TX
  8. My first post, so hopefully I can figure out how to post some photos of this find. I have been going out to the NSR some and have found the usual bone fragments, vertebrae, etc. but this was something unique for me. Thought I would post it to see if I am correct on the identification. From what I have learned this is probably a large piece of turtle plastron. It is about 1 inch thick, so I assume this was a big turtle? Has a unique pattern to the surface and the other side has what appears to be large scrape marks? Now that I have got started posting on the forum, I hope to continue sharing some of my finds. Thanks for any input. Tommy
  9. Nice day to take a stroll through ancient Dallas. Got lucky with two fish that would have been washed away tonight with rain coming. Atco/Austin Group Late Cretaceous- 85 million yrs.
  10. I picked up this little spiral coprolite at the Tucson Gem Show a couple of weeks ago. It was collected by John Schultz in 2005 at the "old bridge site" on the South Sulphur River near Neylandville, Texas. I am trying to figure out the geology of the area, and I am coming up with Holocene Alluvium. Is anyone here familiar with the area? If so, is this correct? The reason I ask is that I have another spiral coprolite in my collection found along the same river in Hunt County, from the same gentleman's collection, that was labeled from the Taylor Marl - Cretaceous. Thanks for your help!
  11. Worthenia tabulata (Conrad 1835)

    From the album Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

    3cm. From the Pennsylvanian Lake Bridgeport Shale at Lake Bridgeport, Texas. Thanks to Dan Woehr for the gift!
  12. Trepospira discoidalis (Newell 1935)

    From the album Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

    4cm. From the Pennsylvanian Lake Bridgeport Shale at Lake Bridgeport, Texas. Thanks to Dan Woehr for the gift!
  13. From the album Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

    The one at the bottom in the photo above. Together with Worthenia tabulata. 1.5cm. From the Pennsylvanian Lake Bridgeport Shale at Lake Bridgeport, Texas. Thanks to Dan Woehr for the gift!
  14. Meekospira sp. (Ulrich & Scofield 1897)

    From the album Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

    4.5cm. From the Pennsylvanian Lake Bridgeport Shale at Lake Bridgeport, Texas. Thanks to Dan Woehr for the gift!
  15. Lophophyllidium sp. (Grabau 1828)

    From the album Corals

    5cm. From the Pennsylvanian Lake Bridgeport Shale at Lake Bridgeport, Texas. Thanks to Dan Woehr for the gift!
  16. Texas collecting

    going to be in the Ft Worth area in a couple weeks to collect. If you have any K areas you are willing to share, please PM me. Already planning to go back to the Mineral Wells/Jacksboro area for Penn. Thanks
  17. For Saturday's adventure installment, I threw out invites to several buddies to join me at an artifact pay dig on the Lampasas River. My good friend Anthony jumped on the opportunity. We only found 3 or 4 frameworthy points each, plus brokes, but we had a good time. I got to see Anthony find his first Texas points, while I scored a new type for me (Darl?) and my smallest point ever, a Scallorn.
  18. Saurodon fish bone

    From the album Other Locations

    2-4-18 Dallas, TX
  19. Saurodon fish jaw(1)

    From the album Other Locations

    2-1-18 Dallas, TX
  20. Mosasaur tooth

    From the album Denton County, TX

  21. Catching up on Texas Preps

    This thread is a saga of procrastination. First of all, many of these finds are months old. Second, this weekend's prep efforts have helped me continue to procrastinate on my kitchen remodeling efforts. Third, the time put into shooting photos and creating this thread is helping distance me still further from moving ahead on the kitchen. So...let's waste some time together. I found a few cool Pennsylvanian inverts last weekend in North Central Texas, and pushed their prep to the front of the line. I enjoy the matrix association pieces most, so let's have a look. First, Meekospira and Worthenia. Second and third, 2 views of maybe Glabrocingulum in the aperture of a Pharkodontus. Third, a cool little orthocone nautiloid resting in next to a Worthenia gastropod.
  22. Weather was beautiful so I took a long 7 mile hike with my buddy at The North Sulphur River Texas. We mainly found footprints but we had a good time. Here's my finds of the day. The large piece of Protostega carapace was my favorite find. 7 mile hike in hip boots and sticky mud probably equals 10 mile hike. lol
  23. In March of this year I found a heteromorphic ammonite that has had me curious ever since. So yesterday I finally sent an email about it to a local ammonite expert, Ron Morin, who is associated with the Dallas Paleontological Society. I had a correspondence with him in May of this year as it related to him identifying my Phlycticrioceras trinodosum heteromorphic ammonite which I recently added to 'Collections'. That's when I first talked to him. Then at the Dallas Paleontological Society's Fossil Mania event in October, I was talking to Roger Farish about my unidentified ammonite. He recommended that I contact him again for identification. Here is the email and the pictures that I sent him yesterday. I will post an update to this thread when he responds, which from my experience might be weeks. I have edited it to remove any slightly sensitive information like my name and more specific location information (I'm paranoid), as well as to fix any grammatical errors and to add relevant reference designations in between the < and > symbols: "Hello! I am Heteromorph, the one who contacted you to identify my Phlycticrioceras trinodosum specimen in May of this year, and I was wondering if you could help me identify another heteromorphic ammonite from the Upper Coniacian stage of the Austin Chalk. This specimen was found on March 23 of this year in a creek in Ellis county. It is, in fact, within half a mile of where I found the last specimen that I sent to you for identification. The stratigraphy of this area is the Atco member of the Austin Chalk, Prionocycloceras gabrielense zone. My problem is that even though it resembles P. trinodosum, there are differences that would make me reluctant to indenify it as such. To date, I have not found one like it. It is similar to P. trinodosum in that the whorl section is compressed, it has ventral tubercles, and it has an open planispiral shape. But it also has 3 key differences that make me think it is either a different species or it is very pathological. I list these below. First and foremost, the main difference is the lack of any ventrolateral tubercles, which are one of the defining characteristics of P. trinodosum. On both the specimen itself and its negative, it appears to be free of any ventrolateral tubercles. The only tubercles that I can see are the ventral tubercles which are something that P. trinodosum has as well. Second, the ribs are shaped differently than P. trinodosum. While P. trinodosum has rectiradiate ribs, this specimen has ribs which are rectiradiate until about half way up from the umbilicus, at which point it bends. Due to the fragmentary nature of this specimen, I have a hard time determining whether it bends abapically or adapically. Third, the ribs are more costate on this specimen than any of the twelve P. trinodosum specimens that I have found in the Austin Chalk. It has a rib index of 7, while the most costate specimen that I have found and know for sure is a P. trinodosum specimen only has a rib index of 5. While this is not unheard of for this species, with specimens of this species having rib indexes of up to 8 (Emerson et al. 1994), yet from my experience it is apparently very unusual for this part of the Austin Chalk. The closest thing that I have seen to my specimen is illustrated on Plate 11, fig 2 of Young, 1963 (as P. sp. cfr. douvillei), the similarity being the fact that they both have rib indexes of 7. After that, though, the similarity ends in that P. sp cfr. P. douvillei still has ventrolateral tubercles and rectiradiate ribs. I also found a very small P. trinodosum negative in the same creek just a few feet away. It has ventrolateral tubercles and a rib index of 4. The ribs are rectiradiate. A photo of it is not attached here. My specimen is 87mm long including its negative and has a whorl height of 34½mm. The oval whorl section is compressed like P. trinodosum. It is shown first in the attached photo DSCN5355. Aside from the specimen in question, for reference I have also attached photos of two P. trinodosum specimens that I have found. They are both from within 5 miles of the creek site, so they are on roughly the same stratigraphic level. What I am calling P1 is shown first in the attached photo DSCN5281 <F13> in comparison with the specimen in question. P1's negative is shown first in the attached photo DSCN5394 <22>. The positive is 69mm long when both pieces of it are measured together but 53mm when just measuring the largest piece. It has a whorl height of 31mm and a whorl breadth of 9mm. Rib index of 4. It was found within a quarter of a mile of the creek site. Because it is has just a slightly shorter whorl section to the specimen in question it is a good comparison piece. The specimen which I am calling P2 is shown in the attached photo DSCN5361 <F27>. It is only a negative but I am attaching a picture of it here because it is the specimen that I referenced earlier with a rib index of 5. It is 23mm long and has a whorl height of 15mm. It was found about 4-5 miles to the south-west of the creek site. For reference, here is a post I made about the P. trinodosum specimen that I sent you a picture of in May. I thank you very much for your help in advance. Sincerely, Heteromorph" I have given an alphanumerical designation to each picture for ease of reference. I guess it is probably kinda silly to have so many pictures that this is necessary. If this is stupid, than I extent my apologies to the Mods. I will patiently receive correction. Thank you to everyone in advance. F1 F2 F3 F4
  24. Micro teeth identification

    Hi everyone, I have been going through and organizing all the matrix I have stored in my garage. Slowly washing, drying and sifting trough. My son is getting a kick out of it! He has his own fossil corner now just for him. We started out rinsing Aurora, NC matrix and then moved on to some from Texas. I can not recall where in Texas the matrix came from, my labels had deteriorated. We have been looking through our books and online for identification of the two teeth I posted. If any can help with this, please do. The first tooth is from the Aurora, NC matrix (Miocene/Pliocene). 3mm in length.Texas tooth. About 1mm. Ray tooth?
  25. What A Trip!

    My hunting partner cancelled on me so I decided to try out some new spots alone in Northeast Texas. My luck was bad! I started off my day with a leaking boot in 35 deg weather. At my next stop I had three dogs across the creek growling and barking at me. I figured they would go away. I was wrong! They came barreling down into the creek aggressively towards me. The largest of the three was determined to bite me while the others growled. I went to war with my 5 ft hickory walking stick. After a couple of solid hits I won the battle and they retreated. They climbed back to the top of the creek bank and growled and barked at me for another 30 minutes or so. I found a few items and walked a mile back to my truck only to realize I had lost my phone. I started to give up and just report my phone lost but decided to look for it. I hiked the mile back through the woods down into the creek and somehow managed to find it. I did manage to find a nice size shark vert, fish vert and a couple of artifacts. My Brazos hickory walking stick has saved me more times than I can count from hogs, dogs and waist deep mud. It's a little heavy but worth it.