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  1. austinswamp

    Large jaw fragment/teeth

    Hello, my friend found this while digging on his property in Central Texas. I thought the teeth looked to large for coyote. Thanks for looking
  2. A new pterosaur-related paper is out online if anyone is interested: Campos, H.B.N., 2021 A new azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous Javelina Formation of Texas. Biologia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11756-021-00841-7 If anyone is aware, the holotype of Javelinadactylus sagebieli was discovered in 1986 and listed as Quetzalcoatlus sp. by Peter Wellnhofer in his 1991 book on pterosaurs. However, later researchers regarded TMM 42489-2 as a relative of the mid-Cretaceous genus Tupuxuara, and it became clear that more than one pterosaur genus soared the skies over
  3. Caaaleb

    ID needed - Cretaceous Vertebra?

    I found this rock in a creek near me that I'm hoping is a vertebra fossil. It was found in the Woodbine of the Cretaceous of Texas. It was standing out from all the other rocks (most of the other rocks were red and we're not smooth). This possible fossil also has a smooth and circular shape to it, but also has slight angles it seems (if you could even call them angles). There's also a lot of small cracks in the center of the rock/fossil. Can anyone identify the species or family of animal this vertebra belonged to? Or is it just concretion or a rock? Any help is appreciated
  4. Howdy. I found this gastropod in Comal County, Upper Glen Rose formation, and I'm drawing a blank. I'm unable to find any sources that show or describe a species with this ribbed morphology. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  5. Found this little blade in the Lower Glen Rose Formation. Sadly, no root, so I am not even sure it's possible to ID. What has me questioning is the odd "extra layer" of growth on the tip..... Any thoughts? For a bit of reference I am including pics of the only other shark tooth I've found in the Glen Rose. It is a Protolamna and has distinct striations on the root. So I am pretty sure it's NOT that. 1/2 inch
  6. Austin83

    Shark teeth ID, Texas

    I found about 20 shark teeth in a creek in North Texas, and I’m having some trouble IDing the teeth in the attached photo. They are about 1” in length. Mako or maybe a White Shark? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  7. 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
  8. This post is not so much about a single trip, but more to showcase this summer's hunting, with some details or stories with some of the posts. Historically, for me at least, the Austin area is one heck of a locale to scour.There are some incredible, charismatic, interesting fossils around, but man, looking for them can beat you down at times. I am pleased to say at least, that I think I've finally clicked for the area though. I can find something of interest practically every time I go now. But enough rambling, here are (some) of my favorite finds as of late: 1.) First t
  9. I acquired the tooth below from the estate of a Dallas, TX, collector. It was mostly likely found in North Texas, but the exact location isn't known. It's not in the best shape obviously, but I'm wondering if there's enough here to ID it as Protolamna sp. (or even down to the species level) or something else. I have a Leptostyrax macrorhiza tooth from the same collection with very similar preservation, so this is potentially a similarly aged species (Cenomanian?). Thanks! This tooth measures 16 mm on the slant.
  10. GPayton

    Horse Cannon Bone Question

    So I've been hitting the Brazos River pretty steadily all year for Pleistocene fossils, but aside from some astragali, the only perfectly complete bones I've been able to find are two Equus metacarpals ( cannon bones). I'm not sure if this post belongs in this section of the forum since I'm not really looking for an ID (unless I'm wrong and one of the bones isn't Equus after all), but instead wanted to ask a question about the bones' anatomy. That's because although they both look exactly the same and are both clearly cannon bones from what I'm positive are horses, they each have different len
  11. Hey there folks, I am cataloging some specimens I collected back in 2008 from the Bergstrom Formation of the Navarro Group in Travis County, Texas. I have some great papers on the invertebrates but not the vertebrates. The age is Maastrichtian. In particular I have a rather nice Enchodus tooth and some small, but well preserved, shark teeth I am trying to ID. I have the Walton & Farrish book and have visited Oceans of Kansas but they are still not getting me where I want to be. Thanks up front, Erich
  12. Cody87

    What do I have?

    Just trying to see what I have and how much they are worth
  13. Tony G.

    Post Oak Creek oysters

    Does anyone know the Genus/Species of these common oysters from Post Oak Creek, Sherman, Texas.
  14. Hey y'all Today I took a friend of mine fossil hunting for the first time, and to my delight (and relief, lol) he made an interesting find. Several other finds came later as well. Both sides of this mammal tooth chunk have a distinctive "clink", so I figure it must be old enough to at least have faced some preservation. He took his find home when we finished, so unfortunately I have no measurements or up close photos. My guess would be that this is a piece of a bison tooth. Not far away we found a complete bison tooth as well. However, seeming I've found a piece o
  15. Howdy! A few ammonites that are eluding me as to ID. Anyone with more knowledge of them, I would appreciate some confirmation or negation of my attempts! @erose @JohnJ @Uncle Siphuncle From Waco Pit Del Rio Formation. Thanks!! Possibly Tetragonites brazoensis? Or Adkinsia ? Second one Mantelliceras wacoense? Or maybe Paracycloceras? Not a great pic, but a little bit of a close up on the suture of this one:
  16. I collected this fossil many years ago as a kid, from a very rocky creek bed in Gorman, Texas. North Central Texas. No idea as to the geological age of the area. The "scales" have a slightly curved face that rises from the center to the sides, but not front and back. They also seem to be leaned on top of another similar to how normal scales are, all pointing the same direction. Almost looks as though the back side of the specimen has bone fragments visible? To my untrained eye, this what I assumed. From my own research, so far I assume it could be from a fish
  17. CrankyMa

    Fossil ID- Echinoderm Madreporite?

    I had collected some fossils from Spring Branch, Texas from what I think is the Glen Rose fm near Canyon Lake and I'm wondering what all these little discs are. For some reason I thought they were called foraminifera but in looking on-line, I think that's not accurate. I'm not sure where I heard that these are called foraminifera. Perhaps someone told me that or, more likely, I misremembered something I read somewhere. In looking at Uncle Siphuncle's very, very, very helpful (Thank you. It's a must read!) pinned Comprehensive Guide heading this forum, it seems these little discs are calle
  18. bthemoose

    Texas Cretaceous shark teeth

    I have here two shark teeth from the Cretaceous of Texas that I'm hoping to ID. #1: Dwardius ?woodwardi? The first tooth below is from Dallas, TX, from a buffer zone between the Eagle Ford and Woodbine formations (i.e., late Cretaceous, ~90-96 mya). I previously posted this tooth in the mailbox score thread and the @ThePhysicist tentatively IDed it as Dwardius (woodwardi?) but recommended posting it in the ID forum. I'm finally getting around to doing that! This tooth measures 25 mm on the slant.
  19. It's been quite a while since I found any echinoids that I haven't found before - that's the problem with being a "sophomore" hunter...I've found all the basic stuff (but am always happy to find a better quality one, of course) but finding something that is not in my collection is getting harder and harder! I am going to have to start ranging further afield to find them.....sounds like time for some road trips! So I was quite happy this month when I made a couple of trips to Austin and managed to find TWO new to me echies! Both are a bit water worn, being tumbled in a creek
  20. garyc

    Modern humerus

    This is a modern bone, but I’m interested for comparative purposes. I know felid humeri have a hole at the distal end, so I’m wondering If bobcat would be a good fit for this bone?
  21. Lone Hunter

    Just a little pebble

    Calling this a Picasso pebble, it's like a tiny work of art and I have no idea how to refer to this type of fossilization but it's very cool. Anyway, really curious what the two columns are that appear to be joined, the gravels it came from are mostly Eagle Ford but include QAL, a little Woodbine, and older.
  22. I am, admittedly, not much of a creek hunter. I prefer a road cut any day to slogging around in knee deep water and mud to find the fossils. But sometimes you gotta get out of your comfort zone! And it was WELL WORTH IT!!! My friend was kind enough to share one of his local spots - we've had some good rains in Texas recently and he thought it might be producing some more heteromorph ammonites. He has collected some amazing big and well preserved Mariellas there and I have been DYING to find a good one. All that I have found in my local creeks have been so water worn as to be practically unrec
  23. Well it’s a long time coming but I finally received the cast of my Mosasaur skull from 2013. SMU did great work with this. It was donated to the Shuler Museum and today is the first time I’ve seen it put together. It’s a good day is this eligible for Fossil of the Month?
  24. Hi, we just got back from our first fossil hunting trip. Did we find anything special in this lot? I know it's a bit much to ask but hoping someone might be able to spot some things right off bat. The photo with no labels are ones we are almost certain are fossils, just don't know to what... Except that one cleaner modern tooth.
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