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  • Cretaceous Skate


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    Taxonomy

    Cretaceous Skate

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Chondrichthyes
    Order: Rajiformes
    Family: Rhombodontidae
    Genus: Rhombodus
    Species: R. laevis
    Author Citation Case & Cappetta, 1975

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Epoch: Late
    International Age: Campanian

    Stratigraphy

    Black Creek Group
    Tar Heel Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Don Rideout
    Date Collected: 08/11/2015
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Width: 4 mm
    Height: 3 mm

    Location

    Neuse River
    Wayne County
    North Carolina
    United States

    Comments

    Nice little R. laevis. A common find when searching fine screenings from this location. Most have badly worn or missing roots.



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