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Mosasaur paddle bone and ? North TX

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John S.

Would this be a mosasaur limb bone? Also I found this tiny crab looking thing? From the eagle ford of far north central Texas. 86-92 mya. Thanks

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John S.

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PaleoWilliam

From what I've seen from plesiosaur I believe it is a paddle bone

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JohnJ

I think plesiosaur or pliosaur femur is a good lead. I have a similar piece from down here in Central Texas.

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John S.

Nice that would be cool thanks!

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PaleoWilliam

I think a femur may be a good answer now that i looked at some

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PaleoWilliam

Also from the mosasaur material I've seen the bone looks mosasaur but JohnJ has better experience than me so I would say Pleisiosaur

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John S.

That would definitely be a rare find for me. I usually assume everything is mosasaur around these parts.

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PaleoWilliam

That would definitely be a rare find for me. I usually assume everything is mosasaur around these parts.

Mosasaur is way more common than Pleisiosaur in north and east TX. Most bones I find I also assume mosasaur. Congrats on the great find!

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John S.

Mosasaur is way more common than Pleisiosaur in north and east TX. Most bones I find I also assume mosasaur. Congrats on the great find!

Thanks William! I appreciate all the help.

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JohnJ

John, a Forum search of plesiosaur will give you several other examples. That material is a little more common in North Texas. ;)

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John S.

Thanks this looks pretty similar

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JarrodB

I think I found a more beat up version today of the same thing. What do you think?

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John S.

Very cool it's possible. Could also be a chunk of turtle.

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JarrodB

From the color I'm guessing Mosasaur but it's too worn to tell. Funny thing John is most of my good items I find within eyesight of the bridges. People just have trouble spotting them.

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John S.

You definitely have a great eye

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John S.

I emailed a local expert. He says likely a young pliosaur. A short necked plesiosaur.

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JarrodB

Congrats on the rare find John. Mine was just identified as part of a Plesiosaur propodial. Crazy how I saw your rare find and went hunting and found one. lol

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