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The Carboniferous in Texas, US

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Paleontology and geology

Most of Texas was still a marine realm during the Carboniferous, with shales and limestones being deposited in a shallow sea. Rocks from the Early Carboniferous (Mississippian) are not exposed at the surface; however, fossils are quite common in outcrops of the Late Carboniferous (Pennsylvanian) from Brownwood to the Jacksboro/Bowie area in north-central Texas.

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Research and Collections

Research and Collections

Ongoing Research Projects (showing 2 of 2 listings)

Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory, UT: The University of Texas Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory houses one of the 10 largest collections in North America, and it supports one of the Nation's largest graduate education programs in paleontology. It also supports public exhibits at the Texas Memorial Museum.

Fossils of North Central Texas: This website by an amateur collector in the Dallas-Fort Worth area includes fossils, maps, and trip pictures, as well as information on formations, geology, and more.

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