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North Sulphur River fossil ID 08/06/2017

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Went to North Sulphur River at Ladonia TX yesterday, found couple fossils need help ID. Thanks in advance.

Got chased by flush flood twice:(. When fossil hunting after heavy rain please be extra careful.

 

1. mosasaur bone? not sure if there is enough to tell more.

 

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2. claw?

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3. fish tooth?

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4. mosasaur bone? size: 1 1/2 in. x 1 in.

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5. tooth maybe?

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6. fish tooth? one side is more round, the other side is close to flat.

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7. fish tooth? sharp edges on both side. 

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8. some kind of clam?

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michaelzzz

apology, didn't meant to attache the last 4 pictures, for some reason i can't delete them. sorry about the confusion.

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WhodamanHD

The claw reminds me of a scaphapod.

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michaelzzz
7 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

The claw reminds me of a scaphapod.

Interesting. So it's a shell not claw?

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WhodamanHD
23 minutes ago, michaelzzz said:

Interesting. So it's a shell not claw?

I think so, although I am wrong a good portion of the time. Doesn't look like a claw, would have a gliding surface for connection to phalanges I'd reckon. Also wouldn't be hollow.

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17 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

I think so, although I am wrong a good portion of the time. Doesn't look like a claw, would have a gliding surface for connection to phalanges I'd reckon. Also wouldn't be hollow.

That makes perfect sense. Thank you.

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WhodamanHD
Just now, michaelzzz said:

That makes perfect sense. Thank you.

No problem happy to help!

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M Harvey

Number 2 is a Haulus squamosus worm tube.  Number 3 & 6  are a fish teeth.  #4 is an eroded mosasaur caudal vertebra.  #5 looks like mammal to me, possibly Pleistocene equestrian?

 

How did you get so many pictures to load up?  I have trouble loading more than one with the data size limit.

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caldigger
4 hours ago, michaelzzz said:

 

Got chased by flush flood twice:(

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's what happens when you fossil hunt during half time of the Super Bowl!

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garyc

#2 is hamulus

#5 is way too small for horse, unless it's a fragment or miocene 3 toed horse. Can you post better shots of the chewing surface and all sides?

Your fish teeth are very cool! Maybe enchodus.

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3 hours ago, M Harvey said:

Number 2 is a Haulus squamosus worm tube.  Number 3 & 6  are a fish teeth.  #4 is an eroded mosasaur caudal vertebra.  #5 looks like mammal to me, possibly Pleistocene equestrian?

 

How did you get so many pictures to load up?  I have trouble loading more than one with the data size limit.

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Thank you @M HarveThat worm tube looks exactly like the one I have!! I size my picture down to upload more. Basically I upload my pictures from phone to google photo then log into google photo using pc and right click save each image. This way i'm able to upload more pictures, but the image quality is reduced. You won't be able to zoom in, when I need more detail, I normally crop the original photo.

1 hour ago, caldigger said:

That's what happens when you fossil hunt during half time of the Super Bowl!

:hearty-laugh:

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5 minutes ago, garyc said:

#2 is hamulus

#5 is way too small for horse, unless it's a fragment or miocene 3 toed horse. Can you post better shots of the chewing surface and all sides?

Your fish teeth are very cool! Maybe enchodus.

sure, I'll upload in a few.

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caldigger

Love the coloring on this little guy!

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michaelzzz
12 hours ago, caldigger said:

Love the coloring on this little guy!

Thank you caldigger. Wish I could positive id what kind animal it was from. 

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Ptychodus04
21 hours ago, michaelzzz said:

I size my picture down to upload more. Basically I upload my pictures from phone to google photo then log into google photo using pc and right click save each image. This way i'm able to upload more pictures, but the image quality is reduced. You won't be able to zoom in, when I need more detail, I normally crop the original photo.

 

You can also get around the data size limit by uploading your picture and then immediately replying to your post with another large picture. The posts will be merged by the software due to the short time between posts. This way, you can ultimately get all of your full size pictures in one post. :D

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2 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

 

You can also get around the data size limit by uploading your picture and then immediately replying to your post with another large picture. The posts will be merged by the software due to the short time between posts. This way, you can ultimately get all of your full size pictures in one post. :D

Sweet! Trying this out...Any idea what this might be?IMG_20170807_215904.thumb.jpg.578a716dbaf26e842a9d17499ad82fb4.jpg

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garyc
On 8/7/2017 at 10:53 PM, michaelzzz said:

It does have a horsey look to it, but the size is still throwing me. I wouldn't rule out some sort of rodent. Maybe @harrypristis can help.

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Ptychodus04
8 hours ago, michaelzzz said:

Sweet! Trying this out...Any idea what this might be?IMG_20170807_215904.thumb.jpg.578a716dbaf26e842a9d17499ad82fb4.jpg

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I would call it a rock. Could be a small fragment of oyster shell.

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michaelzzz
10 hours ago, garyc said:

It does have a horsey look to it, but the size is still throwing me. I wouldn't rule out some sort of rodent. Maybe @harrypristis can help.

Awesome! Thank you for helping. 

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michaelzzz
3 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

 

I would call it a rock. Could be a small fragment of oyster shell.

I thought shell as well. Just haven't seen one with those small bumps:headscratch:

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ynot
11 hours ago, michaelzzz said:

Sweet! Trying this out...Any idea what this might be?IMG_20170807_215904.thumb.jpg.578a716dbaf26e842a9d17499ad82fb4.jpg

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This looks like a thin layer of selenite on a piece of red stone.

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4 hours ago, ynot said:

This looks like a thin layer of selenite on a piece of red stone.

Ah I see. I guess it's just a funny looking rock then. Thanks.

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JarrodB

1 & 4 Mosasaur verts, 2 worm tube, 3 partial fish tooth, 5 partial Pleistocene tooth, 6 & 7 Enchodus teeth, 8 some type of bivalve / clam. I have one just like it from there. Be safe & always watch the weather North of the river. Also watch the river level forecast before going. 

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