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Dallas, Tx Bones...marine Or Terrestrial?

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John S.

Just got back from a quick hunt. Found these within 50 yards. Can we tell if they are marine or land based? Thanks.

Late Cretaceous

Upper eagle ford

85-90 mya

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John S.

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John S.

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John S.

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John S.

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jpc

It could be, but the first one looks very water worn, so this nay or may not be its true shape.

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John S.

That's a good point

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John S.

Any more thoughts?

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believerjoe

The plesiosaur stuff is dense. This has a fishy look to me. I am still learning though and could be wrong. I have bone that looks similar, but not in shape.

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John S.

I promise I'll take a break soon but wanted some opinions on these recent finds. I heard back from an expert and he said the long bone is definitely not plesiosaur. So now I'm wondering maybe turtle or dinosaur limb bone? Btw, both were found nearby and they were the only bones found.

Eagle Ford Group

Far North Texas

85-90 mya

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John S.

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old bones

Not allowed to 'take a break'... want to keep on seeing your cool finds. :) It is fossilizing vicariously by looking at someone else's finds. ;)

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Auspex

The long-bone end appears to have an epiphyseal plate...

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njfossilhunter

Did you dig this out of the formation or was it laying on the ground somewhere and is there any Jurassic marine formation in the area because the one that looks like a vert reminds of a ichthyosaur. Here are pic's of one that I have for comparison....its from south eastt England.

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What does the underside look like of this one.

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John S.

Thanks a lot guys. We've had 8 inches of rain in 2 weeks so I'll chill for a while. They were found in a creek. Eagle Ford material close to Atco Austin. Here is a pic on hand.

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John S.

Occasional bloat and float dinosaurs are found in the area. The shoreline was very close by.

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JohnJ

John, your topics about the same fossils have been merged to help with the continuity of information. ;)

Both bones seem to have a preservation typical of cretaceous reptiles. I think they are interesting enough to take them to one of the local Dallas museums and get a 'hands on' opinion. :)

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John S.

That's a good idea John. I will do that soon and report back.

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