Softshell Turtle Shell & Hadrosaur Tooth In Situ - Texas

This is an interesting fossil association from the Upper Cretaceous, Aguja Formation of Texas. There is a section of soft shell turtle shell next to a Hadrosaur (duckbilled dinosaur) tooth and many of small bone fragments. The rock is 4.8x3.6" and comes with an acrylic display stand.

This specimen was collected within the past year on private deeded property in Brewster County, Texas. You won't see any other dinosaur material from the Aguja & Javelina Formations for sale because nearly all of the formation lies the borders of Big Bend National Park or in Mexico, where laws prevent collection of fossils for sale. One of our partners was lucky enough to purchase several hundred acres of ranch land in Texas containing a good exposure of these formations.

These formations are equivalent age to the Judith River Formations in the Northern US and Alberta, Canada. Because relatively little collecting has been done on these formations in Texas, most of the species remain undescribed. Our partner has been putting important material into research collections and working with museums and researchers, so in the coming years their work will help lead to formal descriptions for these dinosaurs.

Javelina Creek Ranch, Brewster County, Texas
Upper Aguja Formation
Turtle shell 1.2", Tooth .22" wide, Rock 4.8x3.6"
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