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A day trip to North Sulphur River in north Texas, didn't found much. However, this big chunk of bone was stare right at me. It's not a shape I recognize, so I didn't realize it was a fossil until I picked it up. Whatever this creature used to be, look like it got chewed up pretty good. Anyone have ideas what this might be? Help is much appreciated.

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SailingAlongToo

Looks like chunks of skull.........

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michaelzzz

Thanks @SailingAlongToo that sounds pretty cool. Any idea what animal it might be?

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-AnThOnY-
2 hours ago, michaelzzz said:

A day trip to North Sulphur River in north Texas, didn't found much. However, this big chunk of bone was stare right at me. It's not a shape I recognize, so I didn't realize it was a fossil until I picked it up. Whatever this creature used to be, look like it got chewed up pretty good. Anyone have ideas what this might be? Help is much appreciated.

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I assume this feature will be diagnostic for someone. Most likely option is Mosasaur

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Scylla

I am far from an expert but I get a crocodile vibe from it 

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Bronzviking

The second photo looks like teeth marks or some type of borings. I can't ID but cool looking piece.

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hemipristis
5 hours ago, Scylla said:

I am far from an expert but I get a crocodile vibe from it 

Funny, that was my first thought as well

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michaelzzz

Thank you @-AnThOnY- @Scylla @hemipristis NSR is known for its abundant mosasaur bones, so initially I thought it was mosasaur as well. Haven't heard anyone found crocodile fossil around that area yet. However, it could be come out from different rock layer.

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michaelzzz

Hi @JarrodB, I know you regularly hunt at NSR. Would you be able to help ID? Thanks.

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JarrodB
On 4/23/2019 at 10:42 AM, michaelzzz said:

Hi @JarrodB, I know you regularly hunt at NSR. Would you be able to help ID? Thanks.

 

It looks like a worn section of mosasaur skull to me. Nice find. 

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michaelzzz

@JarrodBSweet! Thank you for the confirmation sir. You wouldn't happen to know which section of the skull it is would you? I look through a lot pictures, having hard time to pinpoint it myself. 

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JarrodB
On 4/25/2019 at 9:59 AM, michaelzzz said:

@JarrodBSweet! Thank you for the confirmation sir. You wouldn't happen to know which section of the skull it is would you? I look through a lot pictures, having hard time to pinpoint it myself. 

Just a guess from a non-expert but I would say it's part of Dentigerous portion of tylosaurine premaxillae. Here's one that looks like it. 

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michaelzzz

@JarrodBI believe you are absolutely correct. Thank you so much for the reply and the image comparison. 

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JarrodB
14 hours ago, michaelzzz said:

@JarrodBI believe you are absolutely correct. Thank you so much for the reply and the image comparison. 

Glad to help. 

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