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Fossils ID requested in New Braunfels

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ElizabethCab

20200807_153641.thumb.jpg.2b5025d2179201e167a28871c3ed26dc.jpg20200807_145918.thumb.jpg.8923300d6e91abc9c121ed857628dfca.jpg20200807_145918.thumb.jpg.8923300d6e91abc9c121ed857628dfca.jpgFossil was found back yard. Approximately 3 miles from the Guadalupe river. The top of the skull, teeth, and what I believe to be part of the spinal column is rock. The rest of the fossil is encased in lime stone. Which I have slowly been scrapping away.

Any information regard this fossils would be greatly appreciated. 

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daves64

Instead of teeth, I'm seeing what appears to be scallop shell. 

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Ludwigia
4 minutes ago, daves64 said:

Instead of teeth, I'm seeing what appears to be scallop shell. 

I agree. In the first photo. I see no indications of bone, let alone a skull.

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fossilus

I believe that generally along the Guadalupe river you find Cretaceous marine limestone. 

Most likely you'll marine shells, clams marine snails and maybe ammonites or ecinoids. 

Very unlikely to find bones, they don't really preserve well in these open marine environments.

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JohnJ

What you may think are teeth in the first photo is a partially exposed species of Neithea fossil scallop.  The other items are likely more fossil shells exposed in cross section.

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ElizabethCab

Thank you all for you information 

I am enjoying scrapping out the limestone. 

 

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