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North Carolina Oligocene last Friday

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a nice Carcharhinus tooth; C. obscurus ?  20180309_094449.thumb.jpg.9eb600669e062e0df6ce30a15b35b24a.jpg

 

a crushing type fish tooth. Very similar to the Pycnodont, Anomoedus phaseolus. But Pycnodontiformes were extinct by the Oligocene. 

 

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and a few other things from the Belgrade 

 

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sixgill pete

Now some stuff from the lower Oligocene River bend Formation

 

Psammechinus carolinensis 20180309_132439.thumb.jpg.4797485948dbd0b59e9bb183353b55ac.jpg  20180309_132713.thumb.jpg.c0ceaff52e47b87e570d68e59d6f76e3.jpg

 

Rebecapecten trentensis  20180309_132544.thumb.jpg.264351b1da118e861c76cd1f1a0c3668.jpg

 

a nice little crab claw  20180309_133455.thumb.jpg.66d4b883393efe2fb9f78425af604342.jpg

 

 a small oyster, have not found this species before. Gotta ID. 20180309_133714.thumb.jpg.3a5593328ad3ff72d7481b9cb9b7072f.jpg

 

Can anyone tell me what is in this picture ( I know, but wondering if someone see's them)

 

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jcbshark

Excellent finds Don, love the cow shark :fistbump:

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SailingAlongToo
53 minutes ago, sixgill pete said:

 

Can anyone tell me what is in this picture ( I know, but wondering if someone see's them)

 

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Fossilized sand dollar?

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caldigger
52 minutes ago, sixgill pete said:

  Can anyone tell me what is in this picture ( I know, but wondering if someone see's them)

 

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"Them" hinting at multiple items. Humm, scrutinizing up close and all I see is sand covered lumps. Can you give us a hint like are they inside or outside of the shadow?

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sixgill pete
1 minute ago, caldigger said:

"Them" hinting at multiple items. Humm, scrutinizing up close and all I see is sand covered lumps. Can you give us a hint like are they inside or outside of the shadow?

 

in and out.

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sixgill pete
4 minutes ago, SailingAlongToo said:

Fossilized sand dollar?

close!

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SailingAlongToo
1 minute ago, sixgill pete said:

close!

 

Roman gold coin? ;-)

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sixgill pete

Here is another pic of them ...... 

 

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Uncle Siphuncle

Killer smorgasbord, not a readily accessible age in my neck of the woods.  Looks like you covered all the food groups!

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SailingAlongToo

Inverted cow or bison patty?

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caldigger

Are they bigger than a bread box?

Kindly have something in your picture to show scale.

We have members from all over the world and many of them might not know the size of your shadow.

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WhodamanHD

Awesome finds! Now it seems you have a competition on your hands, I can’t go farther then echinoderm. 

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sixgill pete
10 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

Awesome finds! Now it seems you have a competition on your hands, I can’t go farther then echinoderm. 

Yes they are echinoderms, Hemipatagus carolinensis. I will post pics tomorrow of them cleaned up a little.

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sixgill pete
29 minutes ago, Uncle Siphuncle said:

Killer smorgasbord, not a readily accessible age in my neck of the woods.  Looks like you covered all the food groups!

Thanks Dan. It is all covered, love the Oligocene, wish there were more exposures of it here. 

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sixgill pete
19 minutes ago, SailingAlongToo said:

Inverted cow or bison patty?

 

Would you like one on white or wheat for lunch Saturday?

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sixgill pete
13 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Are they bigger than a bread box?

Kindly have something in your picture to show scale.

We have members from all over the world and many of them might not know the size of your shadow.

But I thought my shadow was as good as international currency!!

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Heteromorph

Nice finds and trip! All great finds. I have never hunted any Oligocene formations but I hope to someday. I will love to see the echinoids cleaned up. 

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WhodamanHD
21 minutes ago, sixgill pete said:

Yes they are echinoderms, Hemipatagus carolinensis. I will post pics tomorrow of them cleaned up a little.

Can’t wait!:popcorn:

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SailingAlongToo

Sea biscuit?

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Nimravis

Great finds and trip report- must be nice to find a wide assortment.

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KimTexan

Nice trip pics. That clam is a beauty with all the colors.

I was going for echinoids too. Then in the bottom right of the pic it almost looked a little like 2 more Psammechinus carolinensis. The one thing I occasionally dislike about my in situ pics is that I’ll see a fossil that got away without me noticing it while I was taking a pic of the other one. It usually happens with the really small fossils.

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Hipockets

Are the hemipatagus Riverbend formation ? If so, wouldnt they be marieta carolinensis?

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