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Joe Salande

Greetings Guys!

I found this many years ago while on vacation in San Antonio Texas.

I am quite the newbie relative to collecting and identifying fossils so some assistance would be greatly appreciated.

I have tried to do some research on my own instead of jumping right on here with questions,  but am stumped at this point.

Below is what I think at this point.

It was found in the hill country of midwest Texas out of San Antonio.

I really don't know how to date it by periods of time, or the other definitions, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

And sorry, this seems to be the best pictures my camera would shoot.

Joe

------And this is my best guess.

 

---from the Cretaceous period,

---Western Interior Seaway

 

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Bivalva

Order: 

Family: 

Genus: 

Species:

 

 

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Herb

image.jpeg.420eeac994deafdb3f8ca376dd060d27.jpeg best guess is Nethia sp.

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Joe Salande

I almost hate to ask, but what is Nethia sp.

I did search of course but couldn't find it.

thanks

joe

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DPS Ammonite

Herb meant to say Neithea a common Cretaceous pecten type bivalve in Texas.

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Joe Salande

Thanks Guys. That's a big help.

Joe

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fifbrindacier

And sp means the species can't be named.

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Joe Salande
48 minutes ago, Joe Salande said:

Thanks Guys. That's a big help.

Joe

 

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Joe Salande

I'm learning. Thanks again. I appreciate you guys.

Joe

 

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KimTexan

This is a link for North Texas fossils that many find helpful.

http://northtexasfossils.com/

 As far as finding formations and age there are 2 phone apps Rocks and Mancos. Mancos may be only for iPhones.

 

There is also this.

http://www.twdb.texas.gov/groundwater/aquifer/GAT/

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Joe Salande

Thanks guys! That's a big help, and great links.

Joe

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