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crinoid

1. 300 million year old sea lily (crinoid)

BEG_35610___a1Type Cancellaria

2. TYPE fossil- 40 million year old marine snail

Trilobite-NPL_62853_02

3. An enrolled trilobite-388 million year old.

Coral-BEG_34090___a1

4. TYPE fossil- Coral perched on a rudist over 100 million years ago.

Seaurchin-ArchaeocidaridSlab

5. Sea urchin in distress over 300 million years ago.

Holdfast-NPL_13328_2

6. Ball-like holdfast or float used by some sea lilies over 400 million years ago.

K1725

7. Open-coiled nautiloid swimming around north Texas about 300 million years ago.

Crab-UT_21187_3

8. TYPE fossil- 40 million year old crab

NPL_20374__Monocyphus brittsi (smooth top)

9. Pronged marine snail about 100 million years old.

NPL_39344__Pleurocora coalescens

10. Stony coral alive about 100 million years ago

NPL_20397__probably Integrecardium sp

11. Clam, closed about 100 million years ago.

NPL_39335__ Toucasia hancockensis

12. Enigmatic rudist ‘clam’, coiled over 100 million years ago

NPL_35049_1

13. Coiled cephalopod roamed the sea about 85 million years ago.

14. Ammonite collected by Keith Young

14. Ammonite collected by Keith Young

Oddly coiled ammonite

15. Oddly coiled ammonite.

Famous starfish slab

16. Famous starfish slab.

Bivalve hingeline

17. Bivalve hinge line.

Exogyrid oyster- a transitional variety

18. Exogyrid oyster- a transitional variety.

Leaves- UT37524-Annularia inflata

19. Leaves from the swamps of the Pennsylvanian.

20. Root structure from 300 million year old swamp trees

20. Root structure from 300 million year old swamp trees.

21. Ice Age beetle trapped in the tar

21. Ice Age beetle trapped in the tar.

Ammonite-let us know if YOU collected this on a 610 field trip

22. Ammonite-let us know if YOU collected this on a 610 field trip.

23. Wood bored by marine bivalves 90 million years ago. Figure that out?

23. Wood bored by marine bivalves 90 million years ago. Figure that out?

24. Type fossil coral from western Texas.

24. TYPE fossil coral from western Texas.

25.  Impression and cast of a trilobite.

25. Impression and cast of a trilobite.

26. Intricate wall structure of this rudist.

26. Intricate wall structure of this rudist.

26. Beautifully preserved calcareous green algae.

27. Beautifully preserved calcareous green algae.

28. TYPE-Decapod crawled around the seafloor near Denton over 100 million years ago

28. TYPE-Decapod crawled around the seafloor near Denton over 100 million years ago.

29. A solitary coral from the seas of Texas - about 100 million years ago

29. A solitary coral from the seas of Texas – about 100 million years ago.

30.  Aptly called the 'Denture Clam'

30. Aptly called the ‘Denture Clam’.

31.  Robust sea urchin together with one of it's spines .

31. Robust sea urchin together with one of it’s spines.

32. Jelly fish impressions, rare clues of soft bodied organisms.

32. Jelly fish impressions, rare clues of soft bodied organisms.

33.  Planispiral marine snail from

33. Planispiral marine snail lived about 300 million years ago

34. Predator in the Paleozoic seas about 300 million years ago.

34. Predator in the Paleozoic seas about 300 million years ago.

35. TYPE-  These oysters are sometimes called Texas toenails.

35. TYPE- These oysters are sometimes called Texas toenails.

Flock of  marine snails

36. Flock of marine snails

Our twitter image!

37. Our twitter image!

A  bivalve

38. A bivalve.

Sea urchin

39. Sea urchin

Looking down on the apex of  a marine snail

40. Looking down on the apex of a marine snail

Tabulate coral from northern Texas

41. Tabulate coral from northern Texas

Brachiopod bored by barnacles

42. Brachiopod bored by barnacles.

Delicate marine snail

43. Delicate marine snail.

Ammonite described by Cragin in the Geological Survey of  Texas

44. Ammonite described by Cragin in the Geological Survey of Texas.

TYPE- bivalve

45. TYPE- bivalve

Slab with bivalve fossil

46. Slab with bivalve fossil.

Marine snails collected by

47. Marine snails collected by Taff in 1892.

Oak leaves preserved in the fine layers of ash (bentonite)

48. Oak leaves preserved in the fine layers of ash (bentonite).

Marine snail collected by Harris before 1895

49. Marine snail collected by Harris before 1895.

Eurekablastus ninemilensis, new genus and new species

50. Eurekablastus ninemilensis, new genus and new species.

NPL_36351_a1Trilobite

51. Trilobite

TX_1276_13__a2

52. Long armed sea lily

This rudist even has the little capping valve.

53. This rudist even has the little capping valve.

TYPE-Salenia scotti

54. TYPE-Salenia scotti

NPL_23976_a2Medusozoa

55. Jelly fish were here!

NPL_69339__2Conlinoceras

56. Robust ammonite

Stunning color from the preserved nacreous layer

57. Stunning color from the preserved nacreous layer.

Classic indicators of the Glen Rose Formation.

58. Classic field indicators of the Glen Rose Formation.

Carnivorous snail from the Stone City Formation

59. Carnivorous snail from the Stone City Formation.

Spiny lobster described by Stenzel in 1945

60. TYPE-Spiny lobster described by Stenzel in 1945.

This sponge was found just like this, broken but in position.

61. This sponge was found just like this, broken but in position.

62.  Rhombiferan from the Bromide Formation

62. Rhombiferan from the Bromide Formation.

63. Loriolia texana

63. Loriolia texana

64. Leptosalenia stenzeli

64. Leptosalenia stenzeli

65. Magnificent head of coral, 100 million years ago, New Braunfels, TX

65. Magnificent head of coral, 100 million years ago, New Braunfels, TX

Paleozoic brachiopod with delicate spines

66. Paleozoic brachiopod with delicate spines.

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67. Adopt-A-Fossil crab logo.

66. Paleozoic btachiopod Marginifera wabashensis

68. Paleozoic brachiopod Marginifera wabashensis

69. Paleozoic brachiopod Brachiospirifer mucronatus

69. Paleozoic brachiopod Brachiospirifer mucronatus

70.  Composita subtilita

70. Composita subtilita

71. Titanosarcolites, the Bevo of all rudists!

71. Titanosarcolites, the Bevo of all rudists! We cheat a little THIS sample is in Jamaica, OUR sample is not so complete!