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Miocene Oyster and Bryzoan ID please....

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trempie4

Looking for ID for the 3 different bryzoan specimens labeled 1, 2, and 3 as well as these ultra cool little oyster clumps.      Location = Hampton VA USA

 

There is an offshore fossil bed that these wash out of after storms down on a private beach I have access to.  Miocene I assume, somewhere around the St.Mry's fmn.   Also coming out of this bed are the less frequent poorly barnacle-encrusted chesapectan and the very very infrequent ecphora.   I've found very infrequent fossil horse teeth 1/4 away so there is a lot going on fmn wise...

 

I collect these when I'm local after storms and the oysters are pretty cool as they semi-frequently form the free-standing clumps of 2 to 4 or 5 oysters.    I like to dump these into interesting glass containers as they make pretty cool display pieces.

 

Anyway, also attached are a few more pics of the oysters and bryzoan specimen #2.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Joe

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trempie4

One last note on the oysters.  I've never found any of these oysters any larger than 1.75" or so, so obv not a very large speices....  

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Fossil-Hound

@trempie4 if you want to find some Ecphora I can take you to a site.

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abyssunder

Could be the geological age Pliocene-Pleistocene or younger, rather than Miocene?

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