Fossil Finds: Whiskey Bridge

Eocene age Stone City Formation – Bryan, Texas. The last time the Earth had no polar glaciers, sea level was much higher than it is today. Most of Texas was a shallow sea inhabited by marine invertebrates. Snails are the most abundant fossils in this site, but clams and coral can be found too. One of the favored and more rare fossils are shark teeth. Below are examples of what I found there:

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Cnidaria (coral)

Coral Balanophyllia desmophylum

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Mollusca – Class: Bivalve (clams)

Bivalve Barbatia uxorispalmeri

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Bivalve Venericardia rotunda

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Bivalve Anomia ephippioides

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Bivalve Caryocorbula deusseni

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Bivalve Notocorbula texana

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Bivalve Pteropsella lapidosa

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Kingdom: Animal – Phylum: Mollusca – Class: Gastropoda (snails)

Snail Mesalia clairbornensis

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Turritella sp.

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Protosurcula gabbii

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Architectonica scrobiculata

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Michela trabeatoides

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Athleta lisbonensis

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Athleta petrosus

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Latirus moorei

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Distorsio septemdentata

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Hesperiturris nodocarinatus

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Pseudoliva vetusta carinata

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Conus sauridens

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Levifusus mortoniopsis

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Ancilla staminea

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Ficopsis texana

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Cornulina armigera

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail sp.

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Cochlespiropsis engonata

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Sinum arctatum

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Terebra texagyra

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Snail Protosurcula gabbi

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Modern snail (not a fossil)

Holocene

Bryan, Texas

Modern snail (not a fossil)

Holocene

Bryan, Texas

Modern snail (not a fossil)

Holocene

Bryan, Texas

Modern snail (not a fossil)

Holocene

Bryan, Texas

Modern snail (not a fossil)

Holocene

Bryan, Texas

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Mollusca – Class: Scaphopoda

“elephant tusk”

Dentalium sp.

Eocene 

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata  – Class: Chondrichthyes

Shark Tooth

Eocene

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Shark Tooth

Eocene

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Unnamed species

(Stingray Barb)

Eocene

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Unnamed species

(Stingray Teeth)

Eocene

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata- Class: Actinopterygii

Gar and Barracuda Teeth are known from this site.

I have not found any yet.

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