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Tar River NC Find

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Need some help with this one. I think it's fish, but beyond that I'm lost. Found on the banks of the Tar River in Eastern NC -- I believe Pliocene, Yorktown formation (other NC members please correct if wrong). First thought was fish tooth in a fragment of jaw but its all one piece, so not likely. Tooth with a strange piece of attached root, or not tooth at all, but bone??
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Fossildude19

No pictures?

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NCSTer

Sorry -- trouble uploading them in original post.

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M Harvey
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Al Dente

The texture and shape look similar to part of a sea robin gill plate. Here is a photo of some from the NC Fossil Club’s publication “Fossil Fish”.

 

 

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NCSTer

I think @Al Dente has gotten it. His NCFC photo plus another image I've since found online are enough evidence for me to call this a partial sea robin preopercle. Thanks Eric, and both @M Harvey and @Coco  for your help -- the posted links were both interesting and informative.. 

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sixgill pete

I agree with Al Dente. The number of different fossils found there is amazing.

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