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Garish Paleon

I found these petrified specimens on private land in the northwest part of San Antonio, Texas over the last 10 months. I did little, if any digging, as recent rain has exposed them. I'm here to learn about the science, as well as what I have in my possession. They are beautiful creatures whom appear to have been frozen in time. What exactly are they and how did they end up in this state of condition. I'm excited to hear you responses as I am new to this "world of fossils" but a willing participant.  Thanks for letting me take part. 

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Tidgy's Dad

Hello, and a very warm welcome to TFF from Morocco.:)

Sorry, I see only rocks. 

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Garish Paleon

This was found in northwest San Antonio, Texas yesterday. 

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Garish Paleon

Found in northwest San Antonio, Texas this January 2020

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Garish Paleon

Found in northwest San Antonio Texas in October 2020

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dhiggi

Seeing only rocks in all of your posts I’m afraid.

You might want to read over this before you consider posting any more

 

 

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Garish Paleon

I think upon further inspection you will come to see what it is. Thank you for your response. It is a dinosaur head but what kind. It has two eye sockets. Two nostrils. One each on each side of the bridge of the nose. A mouth that runs down on side, around the front, and teeth are aparent as well.

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Fossildude19

TOPICS MERGED.

 

These are all rocks, as stated.  I am seeing weathered limestone.

There is no bilateral symmetry to your items.

There is no bone texture to any of your items. 


You say you are new to Fossil collecting. We are not.

We know what fossils should look like, and what they DON'T look like. 

Unfortunately, your items do NOT look like fossils, to us. 

 

 

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JamieLynn

Texas limestone has an amazing ability to weather into all kinds of interesting shapes, such as your finds. All of us Texans have been tricked multiple times by Mother Nature thinking we had found something REALLY interesting, (I thought i had found a GIANT crab claw one time!) but that weathered limestone can look like all kinds of things, especially skulls or heads with "eye sockets" which are really just water weathered holes in porous limestone. As mentioned above, real fossils will have bilateral symmetry and smoother surfaces. 

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Garish Paleon

Unfortunately you are wrong. The dinosaur head clearly has semetry. It is distorted from the many years of pressure applied. It has nostrils on either side. A mouth with teeth. I'll post the other side of the dinosaur for your expert evaluation. What is term for someone who can't see what something is? Wow I'm surprised that the trained eye can't see. Quick to judge. Often those who think they are the smartest in the room turn out to be the most ignorant.  Case in point 

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