Need to ID

Homepage Forums What Is It? Need to ID

This topic contains 8 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Evan Walsh 1 year, 1 month ago.

Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #23699

    Muhammad Usman
    Participant

    is this the fossil fragment of soft shelled turtle ?

     

    Attachments:
    You must be logged in to view attached files.
    #23704

    Jack Kallmeyer
    Moderator

    @muhammad-usman From what little I know that looks like a soft shelled turtle shell.  @cferrara will know better.

    Jack

    #23705

    Chuck Ferrara
    Participant

    From what I see yes you can see the bumpy texcture thats typical on the outside of the shell .

    #23758

    Victor Perez
    Keymaster

    Agreed, the texture on the first image is pretty definitive for soft-shell turtle. Where did you find this one Mohammad?

    #31428

    Matthias Beckham
    Participant

    This fossil has really been a mystery.i found it in webster south dakota,along most the roads  there are small boulders made of limestone.thats where i found this one.breaking open the boulders.you never know what youll find.ive found many fossils there.but ive never seen one like this.i hope someone can help me.thanks

    Attachments:
    You must be logged in to view attached files.
    #34532

    Eleanor Gardner
    Keymaster

    Hi, @matthias-beckham! Thanks for posting in the “What Is It?” forum.  Maybe @smoran, @dserratos, or @walter-stein might be able to help you get an ID on this fossil.

    #34538

    Danielle Serratos
    Participant

    I’m not able to ID based on the photos but if found in Webster, SD then it is Pleistocene glacial till.
    https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/sgmc-unit.php?unit=SDQlts;0

    I would also advise people collecting in this area to be aware of where exactly they are collecting because Webster is very near the Lake Traverse Reservation and collecting there is limited to Native Americans and those individuals who have received permission from the tribe and/or the Native American landowner.

    #34582

    Matthias Beckham
    Participant

    I didn’t go on the reservation.all my fossils from webster.all my fossils were collected on the side of the road next to lakes were we fished.they would put boulders on the side of the road for erosion control.thosefossils look a lot older than recent times.is there a chance that the glacial activity brought much older rocks down into s.d.?because there used to be a shallow sea there.the Tetris sea.which is much much older than 65 million years.ive even found ammonites and trilobites in that area.

    #34734

    Evan Walsh
    Participant

    intresting specimen

Viewing 9 posts - 1 through 9 (of 9 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.