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  1. I need some help with some I.D.'s. These were both found in some matrix I collected recently in Craven County N.C. The exposure is Eocene Castle Hayne Formation, ?Comfort member. The site produces a few shark and fish teeth, crab claws, echinoids and starfish ossicles. It is a limestone / bryozoan hash. It is possible of course that this stuff is recent or even possibly Pleistocene as I have found pieces of mastodon teeth very close by. First is a small mammal tooth, 4mm long by 2.2 mm wide. Next is a small jaw piece with teeth. I first thought fish, then was thinking lizard. But I really have no idea. The entire section is 10.6 mm long. the teeth are very very small.
  2. Is this mammal tooth a fossil ?

    Hey All, I found this tooth in some micro material from a creek in Castle Hayne NC. Was wondering if it was fossilized or not. Other material found were really worn small sharks teeth from the Eocene Castle Hayne Formation. Thanks.
  3. Castle Hayne fm. Ray tooth

    Found this little guy in some Castle Hayne formation micro-matrix from Eastern North Carolina. I've tentatively ID'd it as Daysatis sp. Please, confirm, correct or if possible ID to species? Also, In the 3rd and 4th pix, do you think the circular "structure" on the surface is diagnostic, pathologic, damage or ?? Scale is 1mm. (And, please excuse my ugly green clay!) Thanks.
  4. N. Carolina Finds

    A couple of recent finds from Easten North Carolina, Castle Hayne Formation. Scale divisions on all pix are 1 mm. The first specimen is brachiopod, I have it ID'd as Eucalathis sp. Can one of our experts confirm or correct? Second specimen(s) I really have no idea, other than possibly bryozoan, but I can't see any surface apertures. The first pic is of two nearly identical specimens and the remaining pix are of just one. The specimens are not domed, the top surface is a pebble-like texture and the opposite side is a sandy texture. The dark "object' in the center is actually a hole that goes completely through. (Last pic is a profile of it mounted in a pc of putty - sorry for the poor quality picture(s)!) What do you folks think?
  5. Weaverlagerstusacastlehaynecoleteinkernschweizerbartsclagers07.pdf Rarely seen coleoid phragmocone steinkerns form the Eocene Castle Hayne Limestone of Southeastern North Carolina Patricia Wever,Charles Ciampaglio,Richard Chandler Palaeontographica,Abt.A/279,Lfg 4-6/Stuttgart,may 2007
  6. Toothed Jaw Bone ?

    Hello All, I was picking through some micro material from SE North Carolina, its a mix of Maastrichtian (Peedee Form.) and Eocene ( Castle Hayne Form.). I found what looks like a tiny ( 7mm long) jaw bone with teeth. If it is a jaw bone , is it a tiny reptile or a bony fish ? Or perhaps it is neither but something else. Thanks for your help.
  7. Castle Hayne horse tail?

    This was found in North Carolina, Castle Hayne section 3/4 strata. A fellow club member ventured it was a calamites, I was told those were extinct by the eocene so maybe an equisetum? What is it? The collage is stages of simple prep.
  8. Fish teeth? Whale teeth?

    Found a few of these teeth on the beach (dredged material) in Wilmington, NC. They seem awfully small to be whale teeth. Anyone?
  9. Periarchus lyelli

    Collected at the Martin Marietta Castle Hayne Quarry. This is a very common find, though most are limestone or marl encrusted or broken. P. lyelli is found in Zullo & Harris, 1987 sequence 4 of the Castle Hayne (Kier, 1980 middle to late biozone). A very similar species; Periarchus sp. is found in Sequence 3. P. lyelli is most easily identified and differentiated from Protoscutella and Periarchus sp. by the placement of the periproct. The periproct is located slightly above the central point between the peristome and the posterior margin of the test.
  10. Rhyncholampas carolinensis

    Rhyncholampas carolinensis are not an uncommon find in the Castle Hayne Formation of North Carolina. However, they are often badly worn, broken or heavily encrusted with limestone. This little beauty is about average size and very clean. It also has a bonus "hitchhiker" a Polychaete worm. This worm is often referred to as Polychaete species 00.
  11. Entemnotrochus

    A nice small slit shell internal mold.
  12. Eocarpilius carolinensis

    This nice small carapace is one of the more common crabs from the Castle Hayne. This one has much of the original shell intact making it very special.
  13. Took a trip last Friday to a quarry that has exposures of the Eocene Castle Hayne Formation and the Cretaceous PeeDee Formation. First let me say it was hot!!! Did I say it was hot? During the day many of us spent extra time in the cars/trucks with the a/c running and drinking extra fluids. The forecast temps were for the high 80's and low 90's, but down in the bowl of the quarry with no wind I believe it was in the high 90's low 100's. However the finds were very good. Almost everyone found at least one Hardouinia kellumi echinoid, several nice enchodus teeth were also found. I saw several crab carapaces along with abundant H. mortonis and Echinolampas appendiculatta echinoids. A massive C. auriculatus was found that in my opinion if the tip was there (feeding damage) would have been close to 4 3/8 inches. Lots of smaller Eocene teeth were found along with some Squalicorax. A multitude of brachiopods were found also, a few different species too. As far as myself I found plenty of brachiopods, Plictoria wilmingtonensis and 2 other species I am working on I.D.ing. Plenty of H. mortonis and E. appendiculatta. I also found one H. kellumi and a very uncommon high domed H. mortonis emmonsi echinoid. Also a beautiful, but small enchodus ferox tooth; a nice small Eocarpilius carolinensis crab carapace and a very nice Entemnotrochus nixus gastropod (slit shell). A few decent teeth and a smattering of other items. H. mortonis on a natural pedestal H. kellumi H. mortonis emmonsi in this last pic the emmonsi is on the left to show the difference in the dome Eocarpilius carolinensis Enchodus ferox tooth Entemnotrochus nixus gastropod and the best of the many H. mortonis
  14. Heterodontus

    This tooth was self collected at a personal site close to home. This site produces exceptional micro material. H. elongatus are very uncommon teeth in the Eocene of N.C.
  15. Echinocyamus parvus

    This tiny echinoid; 6.21 mm by 4.31 mm is extremely large for the species. Most range between 2 and 4 millimeter. The measurements were taken while taking pictures with my digital microscope. They are an uncommon find by most collectors. Seeing them in situ is extremely difficult unless the sediments have been very well weathered. Most I have found are from matrix I collected. The last picture of the 2 is meant to show the size range of these. The smaller one measures 2.68 mm long by 1.74 mm wide; and I have a few even smaller.
  16. Bryozoa; Massive Form

    This is a common find at this particular quarry, this one P. collum has encrusted what appears to be a Chlamys cookei bivalve. After deciding to add this bryozoa, I had to do a lot of research. What I found is that I really knew nothing about bryozoans. I had always believed this to be an encrusting type bryozoa. Well, I found this species is one of the massive type byozoans. It initially encrusts the host, but then it builds layer upon layer, hence making it a massive form.
  17. Eurhodia rugosa ideali

    This echinoid is about the average size for this sub species. Eurhodia rugosa subspecies ideali was erected by Porter Kier in " The Echinoids of the Middle Eocene Warley Hill Formation, Santee Limestone and Castle Hayne Limestone of North and South Carolina" 1980
  18. Hi all, A paper on a new genus and species from the Eocene Castle Hayne Fm. in North Carolina has been published. The holotype and paratypes were found by the Fossil Forum member Plax, who donated them to the Raleigh Museum. Plax is also coauthor of the article. http://www.ojs-igl.unam.mx/index.php/Paleontologia/index
  19. nautilus

    Found while collecting in New Hanover County, N.C. This nautiloid is a occasional find in this quarry.
  20. ric

    This ric has excellent serrations and nearly perfect cusps. Measuring in at 3 5/8 inches with it's feeding damaged tip makes me wonder if it would have hiot that magic 4' mark in it's full glory.
  21. irregular echinoid

    Self Collected from the Martin Marietta quarry Castle Hayne, N.C.
  22. Eupatagus wilsoni

    Self collected specimen. This echinoid described by Porter Kier in "The Echinoids of the Middle Eocene Warley Hill Formation, Santee Limestone, and Castle Hayne Limestone of North and South Carolina", 1980 as a new species. Extremely rare. * I have edited this post, as I realized I had inadvertently put up incorrect pictures. The pictures I had put up were of an echinoid that is also a Eupatagus species, but not E. wilsoni.
  23. heart urchin

    Self Collected. This a an exceptionally clean specimen for this species.
  24. Eocene sea snake

    I found this worn vertebrae at the Rocky Point quarry in North Carolina. It was recently identified by some experts as from an Eocene sea snake - Palaeophis. Does anyone know the specific species of Eocene sea snakes found in the Castle Hayne formation? How big a snake would be associated with a 1 inch vert?