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Wolf89

I dug in the Pits of Pungo out front of the Aurora Fossil Museum for a few hours. Heres the haul. 

 

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The shark teeth

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Phosphate nodules

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Coral

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Sea life burrows.

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Posterior lemons and coppers

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These teeth are sooo small I don't even know why I picked them up

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Bryazoa...?

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My favorites

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Some of those famous Aurora makos ( isurus oxyrinchus I think)

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What I think are posterior isurus oxyrinchus's though the one in the middle one looks like it has a burlette? meg? I would appreciate any feedback on these

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Two nice Hemipritis 

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Double cusped carcharhinus taurus?

 

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Alligator claw core? Bird?

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Sea urchin spines

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ray teeth

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Fish/shark verts and partials. I would appreciate if someone s=told me the difference

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two of them stuck together

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Bone frags

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whale verts and frags

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Shells

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Can someone help ID them? I can't seem to find any papers or websites

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I also spent all my birthday money on their little gift shop. Heres what I got from there. I would be happy for any IDs for them. (I like things labeled)

 

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Dont know where from

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St. Claire. PA fern. What is the age and formation of this locale?872b04bf723ae98210291b079b42b14f.png

 

Morrocan trilobite

 

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pyrite

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amethyst

 

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this is definitely my longest post even though its just pictures mostly

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Heteromorph

Nice haul! Thanks for posting.

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Anomotodon

Nice collection! By the way, small teeth are usually the most interesting, small sharks display the greatest variety of shapes - crushing Heterodontid teeth, various carcharhinids, carpet sharks (Orectolobids), angel sharks, sawfish oral teeth, various rays etc.

 

 

These should be Alopias (thresher sharks)

 

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caldigger

Wolf, did you leave anything for the rest of the world?

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Darktooth

What a great haul! You just added a whole lot to your collection!

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Ludwigia

The Pits of Pungo not only make for a nice alliteration, but also appear to be extremely productive, which makes for a triple alliteration: The Productive Pits of Pongo :)

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Al Dente
10 hours ago, Wolf89 said:

Two nice Hemipritis 

The first tooth is Physogaleus contortus.

 

10 hours ago, Wolf89 said:

Alligator claw core? Bird?

Looks like part of a crab claw.

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Al Dente
10 hours ago, Wolf89 said:

Some of those famous Aurora makos ( isurus oxyrinchus I think)

Looks like Carcharias with the side cusps broken off.

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Monica

FIrst of all, happy birthday to you, @Wolf89!

 

Now on to my attempts at helping you with a couple of your identification requests...

 

I think that the trilobite below is Flexicalymene ouzregui from Morocco:

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And perhaps Gerastos granulosus from Morocco for the trilobite below?

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Wolf89
2 hours ago, Al Dente said:

The first tooth is Physogaleus contortus.

 

Looks like part of a crab claw.

 

2 hours ago, Al Dente said:

Looks like Carcharias with the side cusps broken off.

 

2 hours ago, Monica said:

FIrst of all, happy birthday to you, @Wolf89!

 

Now on to my attempts at helping you with a couple of your identification requests...

 

I think that the trilobite below is Flexicalymene ouzregui from Morocco:

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And perhaps Gerastos granulosus from Morocco for the trilobite below?

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Thank you!!!

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MikeR

For the shells download the pdf for the "Geology and Paleontology of the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina II" LINK.  Use Ward and Blackwelder's descriptions and figures for the James City Formation.

 

Mike

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ynot

Looks like You found a lot of nice fossils.

Thanks for sharing.

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