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  1. Jared C

    Giant Ammonite - Austin, Texas

    Hey y'all Exciting find for me today. Decided It was about time to investigate the Eagle Ford formation for once, and it certainly paid off! This was not my target, but a thrill nonetheless. Is anyone able to lend an ID? It's quite weather worn, and I don't have exact measurements yet, but the pictures might have enough context
  2. Caaaleb

    Fish Tooth found in Lake?

    Hello, I found this tooth or rock in the bank of a lake where I was collecting and sifting in a concentrated gravel spot. 1 oyster, 1 coral piece, and 2 snails are the only fossils I found. After searching a little more, I found this rock which I'm assuming is a tooth. The gravel where I found this possible tooth is also in the Eagle Ford of the Cretaceous of Texas. I'm thinking either shark or fish tooth. It's slightly curved and there isn't any enamel or serrations (that I can see), so I might be wrong. Can anyone identify the species of animal the tooth may have belonged to? Or if
  3. Tony G.

    Post Oak Creek oysters

    Does anyone know the Genus/Species of these common oysters from Post Oak Creek, Sherman, Texas.
  4. After nine months, I finally made it back to the Ellis County creek where I've found so many teeth. This is an Eagle Ford outcrop. The water level was much higher than I expected. It wasn't quite up to the matrix that holds most of the fossils, but high enough to make wading across the creek dicey, plus I didn't get to hunt most of the sand bars. This is the biggest fish vert I've ever found. Most of the fish verts I've found in this creek aren't in very good condition either, but this one is in really nice shape. As usual for this creek, most of the Ptychodus te
  5. Lone Hunter

    Help with micro fossil ID

    All of these came from LENS sample, in first set I know the brown tooth is Echnodus, what are the other two? Oh, whatever that little dot with 2 white root looking things is maybe somewhat irrelevant, it disappeared. Next set of things I had put on tape so really couldn't move them, some of it just disregard, but other than Echnodus teeth what else is there? Esp. the odd little black ball. The largest tooth is 1/2 cm.
  6. ThePhysicist

    Cretoxyrhina mantelli (4)

    From the album: Sharks

    Cretoxyrhina mantelli Ginsu shark Niobrara Fm., Gove Co., KS (leftmost 2 teeth) Eagle Ford Group, Sherman, TX (largest tooth) Eagle Ford Group, Dallas, TX (rightmost 2 teeth) A collection of teeth from a formidable Late Cretaceous lamniform shark. This species competed with other sharks and marine reptiles in the Western Interior Seaway ~ 90 Ma. It likely filled a similar niche that the Great White Shark does today. The ginsu was on average larger than the Great White. Oh, it also ate dinosaurs.
  7. I've driven by this field for years with a big ravine in the distance and decided to check it out since it wasn't fenced or posted and glad I did. The ravine was a good 30-40 yards long, probably 10ft+ at deep end and around 5ft wide, as I got closer the dirt changed to grey clay mud with little vegetation, the surface was sandy and rocky. First thing I saw was the large Echinoid, then peices of what I thought were ammonites until I found a more intact one, then I thought Turritella but didn't quite fit. Had a heck of a time trying to ID them and finally ran across Turrilites, I think that's w
  8. Lone Hunter

    Is this a cast of something?

    This is unlike the calcite I usually collect, it looks compressed, and like it was part of something, the shape looks too unusual to be natural. Hoping someone might recognize the shape. The part of the creek it came from was Eagle Ford but downstream from Alluvial deposits.
  9. This is the largest gastropod I've found and with intact aperture to boot. Is it larger version of the smaller ones? Is that a turritella next to it?
  10. Lone Hunter

    Heteromorph?

    I found this in north Irving, in a park drainage ditch that was eroding down to shale. Have found lots of goodies in it but this is coolest.
  11. I am just stumped on these. All came from banks of canal at the bottom of a hill. These are all on the shallow level side of canal amongst sandstone, and they are everywhere. On other side of canal a little further down it's grey clay with big red concretions and fossils shown but these aren't present. These whatever they are aren't very heavy but hard like limestone. Only found one with inclusion, and broke one open and it's smooth. Included pictures of both. They kinda stick to tongue.
  12. sharko69

    Monster Texas Cretodus

    Got out to my favorite spot for an hour before dark last night. Started to walk down a small slope and saw it. I swear I looked back and away three times not believing what I was seeing. I have found a few monsters in this creek including a few over the two inch mark but could instantly see this one is crazy special. This is by far the largest Cretodus I have ever seen. Not only does it break 2.5 inches but if there were a record for weight, this may be the top. Thought my plesiosaur vert I found in January was my find of the year, think this may have just moved into first place.
  13. Lone Hunter

    Help ID Cretaceous ammonites

    Found all these in the same place, north Irving ( Dallas County) in eroding drainage canal, lots of shale and concretions and neat little rocks you crack open with surprise inside. Is the small one Metoicoceras? Hard for me to differentiate that and Calycoceras, which the bigger one looks like to me but they wouldn't be in the same place, correct? And the little guy a Heteromorph maybe? I seem to find a lot of those. My favorite part of these is the suture mark patterns.
  14. ... and it is only the beginning of January. A bucket list item I have been hunting for for a while. Plesiosaur vertebra from the Eagle Ford of North Texas.
  15. Rayminazzi

    South texas fossiling

    I took advantage of the nice weather on my last couple days off and went to a couple sites around town, in no particular order here's the most interesting things I found. First a worn ptychodus anonymous tooth from the eagle ford shale. next what I think is a pachidiscus travisi from the basal pecan gap chalk and a half of a graptocarcinus texanus carapace from the buda formation in a location I had never found anything particulary interesting before. Quite worn but still recognizable And while normally one finds echinoids and ammonites in the georgetown this time I only f
  16. Lone Hunter

    Ancyloceras ( with spikes )?

    I have several Heteromorphs but none have such large protrusions. Are these called horns? I worked on this for an hour trying to expose as much as possible, it's buried in bacculites. Found in shale in north Irving TX, inc. pic of other ammonites found there.
  17. flyingpenut

    Post Oak Creek 11-18-20

    Here are my finds from my latest POC visit. Made a decent haul with my best Ptychodus yet and my largest tooth so far here. The tooth was about 1.5 inches. I also found a small ptychodus with no root but it did have very defined grooves. Pictures 2 and 3 are the large Ptychodus and picture 4 is the 1.5 inch tooth. 5 and 6 are the small Ptychodus. Picture 7 is the creek wall matrix I was looking in for teeth and 8 and 9 are the actual teeth I found in the matrix. Does anyone know if this is original matrix? I was able to find several teeth sticking out but several of them were also just pieces
  18. Work has been interfering with both my cycling and fossil hunting time lately. I managed a day off today and started the day with a 30 mile bike ride. But there's a creek in Ellis County I've been wanting to hunt, and I really wanted to get my first look at it while the water is low. With Hurricane Laura bearing down on the coast, I decided to make that hunting trip today, not being at all sure how much longer the water will be this low. It's an Eagle Ford outcrop I went to in this creek. With my late start, it was 11:00 before my hike down the creek got me to the outcrop. I left a
  19. Here are some finds from two trips in early November. Several ptychodus with one nice large one, a ton of shark teeth shards, a couple pieces of mammal enamel, and some unknowns. Im posting the shark teeth first and then will post the pictures of some of the others. Let me know what you think. Anyone know the species of the teeth in picture 1? I was specifically wondering about number 3 from the first picture. Pictures 6-10 are closeups. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  20. fossilsonwheels

    Post Oak Creek Micro IDs

    I have been able to identify most of the shark and batoid micro fossils I pulled out of the matrix I got from @Captcrunch227 . There a few teeth that I can not identify though so I thought I post them here. I think this 6mm tooth is a Paranomotodon tooth. It certainly appears to match the others I have and the examples on Elasmo. There is no evidence of any lateral cusps or anything.
  21. vellis

    Ptychodus Tooth ID

    This came from the bottom of the Eagle Ford formation in Texas, could even be the top of the Woodbine formation. Ptychodus lattisimis? last pic for scale
  22. I made a quick trip yesterday back to the Ellis County creek where I found so many teeth. With all the work being done to deer stands and feeders near it last time I was there, I knew my days of being able to hunt it this year were numbered, and sure enough, I have been officially banned by the landowner whose pasture I must cross to get to the creek, until at least next February. I knew my two best micro-spots in the creek were pretty much played out until we get floods and erosion, but I figured I might spend some time searching the gravel bars in the creek, and walk a little fu
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