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Righteous

What are these called and age? They came from Mississippi and I was told they were from jurassic period

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Carl

I'm thinking Cretaceous is more likely. They look like the oyster Pycnodonte.

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Righteous

Ok then that would make them come after the dinosaur era. 

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thelivingdead531
1 hour ago, Righteous said:

Ok then that would make them come after the dinosaur era. 

The Cretaceous period was the last period of the mesozoic era, so still Dino territory. ^_^

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martwad
3 hours ago, Righteous said:

Ok then that would make them come after the dinosaur era. 

Cretaceous is arguably the most famous of the dinosaur eras.  The asteroid impact ended the Cretaceous.

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Mark Kmiecik
6 hours ago, Righteous said:

Ok then that would make them come after the dinosaur era. 

Dinosaurs went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous, 65mya (million years ago).

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FossilDAWG

Northern Mississippi has a lot of Upper Cretaceous.  These shells look like Pycnodonte mutabilis, which is abundant in some of the chalk formations.  There is no exposed Jurassic in Mississippi or anywhere along the Gulf Coast.  You can find Jurassic strata deep in the subsurface, buried under kilometers of Teriary and Cretaceous sediments.

 

Don

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Righteous
1 hour ago, FossilDAWG said:

Northern Mississippi has a lot of Upper Cretaceous.  These shells look like Pycnodonte mutabilis, which is abundant in some of the chalk formations.  There is no exposed Jurassic in Mississippi or anywhere along the Gulf Coast.  You can find Jurassic strata deep in the subsurface, buried under kilometers of Teriary and Cretaceous sediments.

 

Don

Gentlemen said you could pick up hundreds of these on the roadside somewhere. 

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Mark Kmiecik
18 hours ago, Righteous said:

Gentlemen said you could pick up hundreds of these on the roadside somewhere. 

Most probably from roadcuts where the appropriate formation(s) is exposed. In some places fossils are so plentiful you can't take a step without stepping on one or more, and this is especially true in the case of marine fossils.

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