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Some Misc North Texas Winter Collecting Trips


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As I am cleaning out my images in expectation of crazily adding many more over the next few weeks, I ran across these. These represent the cumulative efforts of my winter collecting trips. I did not get out much, but the attached images show the results. There are some site photos and some in-situ site photos as well. The first image is some sort of bone sitting in a Taylor Group outcrop I found. I am not sure what the bone is, or even if it is fossil, but it was cool. The next image is of a Metiococeras geslinalium ammonite that I found at my favorite Upper Cretaceous-aged, Eagle Ford Group, Upper Britton Formation site.


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The next set of images are from a local Lower Cretaceous-aged fossil site. My youngest daughter has been after me to teach her how to drive. So I got the bright idea to let her drive around housing construction sites while I walk around and look for fossils. She was floored when I simply put the truck in park and stepped away, telling her to drive around the site while I walked around. She did very well. All of the fossils shown in the images are still at this site. The only one I picked up is the nice Neithea irregularis echinoid shown in the first of the images from that site.


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And the last ones from the Lower Cretaceous site:



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I found a site that got me very excited. It looks like a site where the lowermost Eagle Ford group meets the upper part of the Woodbine. Sites like this have produced tremendous vertebrate fossils in the past. Sadly, this was one of those sites that looked great but ended up being fossil free. Some images of the site:




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I finish this one off with some images of Cretaceous shark teeth in-situ. Most of these are Cretolamna appendiculata. The first image is from the Eagle Ford Group, Arcadia Park Formation. All the others are from a local Lower Cretaceous-aged deposit. Thanks for looking.







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