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  1. gdsfossil

    Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    I found this a few years back near (but not in) Guadalupe Mts National Park. Is it a sponge, coral, algae, or something else? Piece is about 6 inches across. Thank you for your help.
  2. I went camping over in West Texas in Kickapoo Caverns state park this past weekend. While I was hiking around I noticed dozens of these formation that were jutting out of the limestone boulders and bedrock. Not sure what they are but they seem to be shaped like small trees or medium thick branches. Anyone know what they are?
  3. Took a little trip out to West Texas last weekend. My parents have friends who have ranches out near Balmorhea (great to have friends with ranches...everyone should have friends who have ranches!). I knew the general area was one I had wanted to go hunting for echinoids in the Boracho Formation (some very special echinoids not found in my area). I did my research on Google maps and the Texas Geology website, hoping I could pinpoint the right roadcuts! The first one we stopped at (I thought was the right formation) turned out to be a different formation, but I found some cool little brachiopo
  4. Howdy! So I was out in West Texas this last weekend trying to hunt down some new echinoids (will post those later!) but i came across some odd looking brachiopods. I am 99 percent sure the formation was Buda (it's kind of hard to be certain as I am no geologist -but that is what I pinpointed on the Texas Geological map, but I might have been at the wrong roadcut, too). The other fossils I found there were Texigryphaea and Neithia texana. I am familiar with the Brachiopod Kingena wacoensis in the Georgetown formation of Central Texas Cretacous. I wasn't sure if Kingena is found in the Buda
  5. Txwyfan

    Interesting find!

    Hello, this is my very 1st time to be in this forum. We found this really large rock in West Texas with all kinds of markings on it I hope that you guys can zoom in to see details I'm assuming they're fossils. Any ideas?
  6. I'm looking for some places to look for Triassic fossils in west texas. I've heard that there is some exposed along US-84 but I'm looking for a little more around there.
  7. gturner333

    Aguja tooth or what

    I found this in some matrix I brought back from the Aguja formation in Brewster county, Texas. I makes me think of a tooth, a little like an ankylosaurus tooth. Any thoughts? The hash marks are 1mm. Thanks for any help.
  8. gwestbrook

    Trans-Pecos Fossil Trip

    I drove my mom out to Ft Stockton in West Texas over the weekend to visit her sister and since that placed me in close proximity to some Borracho Formation exposures (Levinson and San Martine members) I headed west on I-10 early Saturday morning for a day of perusing the road cuts out to about 90 miles west of Ft Stockton. My first stop was a San Martine Member exposure which I’ll detail in a later post. The last two cuts were Levinson member exposures. I found these fossils in those two cuts. Not sure yet what they are but I’ll post their identity once I’m clear on that. They’re not all in
  9. Here are some photos of some of my dromaeosaurid fossils from the Aguja Formation of Brewster County, Texas.
  10. In the continuing saga of finding all the echinoids of Texas.....I found a few new things plus re-assessing my collection I found I already had another example (albeit small bits only) of another! So here are my latest finds (and re-finds). In my collection from Marathon Tx was a couple of bits of (I think) an Archeocidarid!! Stopped by a little creek in Austin and found this lovely Coenholectypus: Went on a little road trip to Glen Rose TX and found what I thought was a Loriolia but on closer inspection, it's a Goniopygus! Not a great specimen, but slightly bett
  11. wendyeeeo

    Trimerorhachis skull?

    I found this in west Texas, in the Red Bed area. I was wondering if it could be an amphibian skull fossil of some kind. Maybe a trimerorhachis? I'm still learning about the extinct amphibians and reptiles in my state. Any suggestions are welcome!
  12. DesertDug

    ID? Of sink stone

    Found Brewster Co. far west Texas. Lots of fossils in the area. I think this may be a shell? Want to make a sink out of it if I can figure out how. Need some good advice and knowledge. What is it? Top view first. 16" diameter. second bottom view. then the edge. 6" in total height of dome as bottom is flat.
  13. FossilNewb85

    Cannot figure this out

    I found this years ago in a creek bed in the Big Bend area of Texas (not in the park). I've shown it to numerous people and have never got a good suggestion for what it is. It had no similarities to the surrounding rocks. Please excuse my ignorance of terms, as I admit I am uneducated in paleontology. However, I now live in Central/Western Montana and can't help but start to want to dive in. The standard size business card in the photos is for the last paleontologist I sent the pics to, but I haven't heard back. Thank you for your help.
  14. On November 27 of this year my mother and I went hunting in a new housing development exposing the Austin Chalk in North Texas. The first and only site that we got to was covered in this rock that has been brought in from somewhere else. It was odd in that it looked like someone had just poured a bunch of it in an empty lot in no particular pattern. It was all next to a man made hole in the ground in the middle of the lot, but I don't see how that could be related. We have seen bags of this matrix in drainage ditches before and had also seen it variously thrown about at different Austin Chalk
  15. A couple of interesting theses about the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary in West Texas can be found online. They are: Cobb, J.D., 2016. Sedimentology of the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary Interval in the Tornillo Group of West Texas (Master's Thesis) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/ttu-ir/handle/2346/68055 Straight, W.H., 1996. Stratigraphy and paleontology of the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary, Big Bend National Park, Texas (Master's Thesis) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/ttu-ir/
  16. MSirmon

    Not sure

    Decided to try cleaning a box of stuff picked up on an outing to Fluvana last years (I actually have enough to consider posting something in collections). I honestly don't remember picking his little piece up but found the puzzle like structure from the side view after cleaning it a little. Whatever it is is pretty neat looking. Any help would be appreciated.
  17. This partial tooth I recently acquired was found in West Texas. It's from the Javelina Formation which is Late Cretaceous 70-66.5 MYA. It was labeled Tyrannosaurid. I was wondering if anyone could give me more information on which genus of Tyrannosaurid it's from? Troodon awaiting your reply.
  18. JamieLynn

    West Texas Cretaceous Id Help

    Working on identifying and labeling my finds from a few months ago. My favorite roadcut north of Big Bend turned out lots of crynoid stems, a great fan coral which I would like to find out what species, and a few unidentified things. Could the little round one be a tiny echinoderm or is it a "button" limb? Not sure. Also, really not sure what the other specimen could be. What do ya'll think? Thanks!!
  19. I was recently at a local book store and found a copy of Lexicon of Pre-Pennsylvanian Stratigraphic Names of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico published by the West Texas Geological Society. It appears to be published in 1958, but is in good condition. I purchased the book and have reviewed it's information. I'm sure some of the information is out-of-date, but I assume some of it would still be accurate. Figuring I'll never live in West Texas, but knowing we have some members who do, I thought they may get more benefit from this book than I ever will. Therefore, I have decided to off
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