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  1. Lando_Calrissian_4tw

    Aurora Dig Pit Fossils

    Soooo a few days ago new material was dumped at the Aurora Fossil Museum. Well, I made the trip there before the Saturday crowds, and was well rewarded!!! These were the best finds of the day =p btw the stuff underneath the shark verts are 2 stingray spines, a filefish vert, a burrfish bone, a beat up dolphin jaw bone, and what I think is some type of fish skull cap
  2. Made a recent trip to Greens Mill Run and got quite a few nice fossils, particularly fossil bone. Large fragment of a Pliocene baleen whale lower jaw bone, whale rib fragment, baleen whale tympanic bullas, unfused whale vertebral epiphysis, Chesapectens jeffersonius, other Chesapectens spp., clams, etc. All collected in-situ, all from the Yorktown formation. Also quite a few sharks teeth collected from gravel bars. Also one pic, the one with the belemnites lined across the top, is all in-situ Cretaceous stuff. Great trip, digging the stuff up was a nice change from all the gravel sifting haha
  3. smorg

    fish or mammal jaw segment

    Hello, I am curious about this piece of what i think may be a jaw fragment. Found on James River in Virginia within Yorktown Formation. There appears to be one intact tooth and a portion of an adjacent tooth that has broken, leaving a cavity. Measures approx 2 x 1.5 x 1 cm. (The background grid is in centimeters) Appreciate any/all feedback. Thanks!!
  4. bespokemodern

    Marine Mammal Vertebrae?

    Bone fragment found on the York River in Virginia. It is the Yorktown Formation, Pliocene epoch. I'm wondering if it is a vertebrae fragment, and what species it might belong to. It's convex on one side, and concave on the other.
  5. Hi everyone! Little over a week ago I recieved some new bags of microfossil matrix and this time there was a bag with material from the Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation, Aurora, North Carolina, USA (Miocene, 14,5 mya) This material is quite rich in shark teeth as I found little over 90 shark teeth in it. I have photographed a couple of them already and posted them in my microfossil topic. But since I doubt I will get many help with the identification of the teeth there I am going to repost the first batch of teeth here (I apologize for the repost admins) and upload the re
  6. Found this odd 9" long jaw-like fossilized bone in a small creek within the Yorktown formation in Virginia between the York River and I-64. It is atypical of the Baleen Whale and Ice Age mammal bones I have found in the same area. Any help with identifying this specimen would be appreciated.
  7. Hi everyone I just ordered some more microfossil matrix samples, most of which are rich in shark teeth. But I would like to know what to expect from the matrix, which means I am looking for websites of pdf's which describe the species from those locations. The first is from Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation, Aurora, North Carolina (Miocene), I did find an ID section of Lee Creek teeth on elasmo.com but it wasn't extremely extensive. The second sample is a shark tooth rich Limestone Block (which still needs to be disolved) from the Mesaverde Formation, R
  8. Found this in the Yorktown formation in Virginia. Not sure which bone this is from a Baleen Whale. Any ideas?
  9. A new paper is available online: Bisconti M, Bosselaers MEJ. 2020. A new balaenopterid species from the Southern North Sea Basin informs about phylogeny and taxonomy of Burtinopsis and Protororqualus (Cetacea, Mysticeti, Balaenopteridae) PeerJ 8:e9570 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9570 The description of a new Protororqualus species from the Zanclean of the southern North Sea basin as well as North Carolina comes months after the publication of the PeerJ paper describing a new Archaebalaenoptera species from the southern North Sea, furthering making clear that the geogr
  10. Tripermiblast

    Globidens alabamaensis?

    While collecting at a location in SE Virginia which produces a mixture of material from the Eocene Nanjemoy Formation and late Miocene/early Pliocene Yorktown Formation, I was shocked to find what I believe to be a cretaceous Globidens sp. anterior tooth fragment. My only explanation for this would be that it must have been redeposited into the Eocene beds and finally exposed with rest of the material. The texture is classic Globidens. The only other species with a slightly similar texture found within these formations (though still markedly different), would be Squalodon sp., however if th
  11. cck

    Strange bone pattern

    I found this shard of bone on the York River in the Yorktown formation, and the pattern on one side is curious. I’m wondering if anyone has seen this, or if it’s a diagnostic texture? Thanks for any help!
  12. Just one tooth from the York River in Virginia this weekend... but I’ll take it!
  13. bitterlily

    Thoughts on This?

    Hello! Anyone have any ideas? I believe we are looking in the Yorktown Formation in Virginia. Found right next to Lots of Chesapecten Shells. It feels like stone but is a very strange shape. Almost all the stone coming out of the layer is pebbles and somewhat rounded.
  14. These shells all look similar in nature except the last one, pictured by itself. Any way to identify, specifically? Thank You! Freshwater Creek, very slick light brown clay bottom which is blue grey once penetrated and dug. Also sand.
  15. sixgill pete

    Margaritaria abrupta

    One of the more spectacular and uncommon bivalves from the Yorktown. Only the third example I have seen from this site. Reference : Pliocene Molluscs From The Yorktown and Chowan River Formations in Virginia Lyle D Campbell 1993
  16. dsludden

    Possible Toe Bone

    Good evening, i found a bone that I believe to be a toe bone of a mastodon or mammoth. The bone was found in the Neuse River in Craven County, NC. Thank you in advance for assistance in identifying this piece.
  17. dsludden

    Bone ID request

    Good morning, second post today! I found this bone in the Neuse River in Craven County/ Eastern NC. The shape of the bone is throwing me off on my google search. Can anyone identify the bone? Apps size is 3.5 inches by 3 inches. Thank you
  18. dsludden

    Bone ID Request

    Good morning, I am requesting help with ID on a bone I found in the Neuse River in Craven County in eastern NC NC. I have searched google but not able to find a bone of this shape. It measures 2 inches by 2.5 inches. What throws me is the twist in the bone, probably a result of excessive wearing in the River. Thank you
  19. dsludden

    Possible Mastodon Tooth Fragment

    Good afternoon, I went out to the beach by the old scout hut at Cherry Point and found several interesting items. I believe two of the pieces are fragments of a mastodon tooth. I will try to post as many pictures as possible. Thank you
  20. sixgill pete

    Tiniest Ecphora Ever

    Last week on a trip to the Tar River I brought home several decent sized Ecphora quadricostata along with an assortment of other gastropods and bivalves. This was on the same trip I found the Gannet ulna. While cleaning matrix from one of the larger ecphora's today, I found this teenie tiny ecphora quadricostata. It is 13.6 mm (.53 inch) long and 11.4 mm (.45 inch) wide. Here it is in a standard 4.35 inch by 3.35 inch riker mount.
  21. I haven’t been keeping any Ecphoras that I find because I have all I want but this one looked like it could be pretty big. Turned out not to be very big but big enough to be interesting. It was found in a river outcrop with a little bit exposed. Normally small ones can be easily cleaned with a toothbrush and soapy water but bigger ones tend to have cracks. This one had plenty of cracks and rotten spots that made it fragile. It had to be preserved with vinac. Here are some pics during prep.
  22. Wolf89

    Posterior Megs?

    Hi all, the other day I went out hunting found some really cool stuff, which I'll post soon, but I find these 3 interesting teeth which I think are posterior megs, though I think one (smallest) is more likely than the other two. They were found in Havelock NC.
  23. Found this in a location known as yorktown - I know part of the formation nearby is rushmere member zone two, but I am not sure if the place I found this would also be considered as such but it was found among similar items, tube worms, ecphora quadristata, diadora and slipper shells. I've found a few pieces of this shell before but they have not preserved well so I'm very excited to finally have a whole specimen of this unique and beautiful shell and anticipate getting an exact ID on it! Is this a Margaritaria abrupta? Let me know if additional photos are needed to aid.
  24. FossilDAWG

    Aurora NC bone to ID

    When I stopped by the Aurora Fossil Festival a few weeks ago I was able to spend 1/2 hr or so sieving at one of the piles that are brought in for the festival. The piles include Pungo River Marl (lower Miocene) and Yorktown Formation (lower Pliocene) as well as possible Chowan River Formation (late Pliocene) and James City Formation (Pleistocene) material. Besides an assortment of the usual small shark and ray teeth, I found the following bone. Any suggestions as to a possible ID would be appreciated. Don
  25. sixgill pete

    North Carolina Pliocene Bird Bone

    I found this bone today in Edgecombe County North Carolina on the Tar River, upper Yorktown Formation, Rushmere member. The area is well known for Chesapectens along with other bivalves and gastropods. I looked at the Smithsonian publication, Geology and Paleontology of the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina, III. Miocene and Pliocene Birds from the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina. Storrs L. Olson and Pamela C. Rasmussen. Issued May 11, 2001. After searching the many plates I found one that is a pretty good match. The proximal end of right ulna of Morus peninsularis. a Gannet. I am lo
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