Hey Sh, since you seem to know lots of people in all areas, fossils and things, maybe you can help point me in the right direction. I found this tooth in a creek in Williamson cty. It is just a fraction over 1 1/2 inches long.
Do you know someone that can help ID what it came from?
I was thinking a mosasaurus because I have found mosasaurus vertebal bones in the same creek but another person said maybe it was from a smilodon that used to roam these parts back in the day.
I called the past president of the PALEONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTIN. Left a message, he's probably out
on a field trip. He usually calls back when he gets back to catch up on business.
Today is the last day of GEM CAPERS in down town Austin. Lots of savy people there showing
gems, minerals & fossils.
Just like flint, identifying nebulous pieces from a picture is dicey.
I would tend to a marine creature because thats the predominant finds in Trav & Willm Ctys.
See front page, 3rd row of icons up from bottom. MY X-FISH VERTEBRE . Badger found this in Walnut creek
right at the north part of the city of Austin. Researched it, then visited the Natural history Museum
on the UT grounds / Austin. They have a complete [ huge skeleton on display ]. . . A whole mouthfull of stubs that look just like yours !
If you really have to know, take it to a university that has any kind of a fossil department
[paleontology]. If your north, Baylor might be worth a call, they have had a thing going on with Mammoths for years now.
Last shot, PSA meets the third Tuesday of every month. Guest visitors always welcome. Get time & address from TEXASPALEO.COM
In addition to possibly learning what your fossil is, and then something of other fossils. . . . they do
once a month field trips to areas known to have fossils exposed. . . . .
Who's to blame a guy for picking up a piece of flint instead of a clam shell ?