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More pecan gap mosasaur vertebrae

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More over the first one 

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Second one in situ, I could tell it probably wouldn't come out in one piece,

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As best as I could peice it back together

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Also got a couple of chunks of trachyscaphites?

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Baculite?

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And then what I think is an Ammonite compressed 90 degrees to what is normal.

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Fossildude19

I think your "baculite" looks more like a heteromorph ammonite. 

The last item looks more like a bivalve to me. 

 

@Uncle Siphuncle  @Heteromorph

Regards, 

 

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1 minute ago, Fossildude19 said:

I think your "baculite" looks more like a heteromorph ammonite. 

The last item looks more like a bivalve to me. 

 

@Uncle Siphuncle  @Heteromorph

Regards, 

 

Very well might be, although I'm pretty sure on the last one the pictures don't do what I'm seeing any justice,

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9 minutes ago, Rayminazzi said:

Very well might be, although I'm pretty sure on the last one the pictures don't do what I'm seeing any justice,

Yeah, I guess it does look a bit more like an ammonite than I originally thought.  :shrug:

 

Is the area I outlined on the in-situ picture all bone? 

 

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3 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Yeah, I guess it does look a bit more like an ammonite than I originally thought.  :shrug:

 

Is the area I outlined on the in-situ picture all bone? 

 

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Yeah that's most of it, I think there's a little more underneath the left side maybe

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Fossildude19

Cool finds. 
Hope one of the other guys can weigh in on your finds. 

I'm jealous of anyone who can self collect ammonites. :) 

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1 hour ago, Fossildude19 said:

I think your "baculite" looks more like a heteromorph ammonite. 

The last item looks more like a bivalve to me. 

 

@Uncle Siphuncle  @Heteromorph

Regards, 

 

Compare with Eubostrychoceras reevesi.

 

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1 hour ago, Rayminazzi said:

And then what I think is an Ammonite compressed 90 degrees to what is normal.

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The ammo with keel sticking out perpendicular to the rock is Pachydiscus travisi.  

 

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1 hour ago, Rayminazzi said:

Finally got a few hours to hunt around my local creek, I had found one mosasaur vert once before there so I decided to dig farther into the wall to see if there was more, to my surprise there was, the first one came out okay but the second one was really really crumbly. First one first

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Great find, Ray.  Not many locals have mosey verts from Bexar Co.  I only have one.  Now you have more than anyone else I know of.  Well done.

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41 minutes ago, Uncle Siphuncle said:

Great find, Ray.  Not many locals have mosey verts from Bexar Co.  I only have one.  Now you have more than anyone else I know of.  Well done.

What other formations around here hold mosasaur material

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Heteromorph

Just now saw this. Seems like every time I am called upon I happen to be off for hours :P Fantastic finds! The Pecan Gap mosasaur material is spectacular, and so are the ammonites! Always interesting to find ventrally squashed ammonites, something that seems to be more common in the Kpg for some reason. I have found a few ventrally crushed Scaphites semicostatus in the upper Atco, but beyond that not many other specimens crushed in that way. 

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5 hours ago, Heteromorph said:

Just now saw this. Seems like every time I am called upon I happen to be off for hours :P Fantastic finds! The Pecan Gap mosasaur material is spectacular, and so are the ammonites! Always interesting to find ventrally squashed ammonites, something that seems to be more common in the Kpg for some reason. I have found a few ventrally crushed Scaphites semicostatus in the upper Atco, but beyond that not many other specimens crushed in that way. 

The Kpg is known for its randomly oriented “circus mirror” distortions of ammos and nautiloids as well as crushed echinoids.  I have some crazy cool Kpg ammos collected years ago.

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