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I thought you guys would like to see some Eastern US dinosaur material. This comes from the. Phoebus Landing site on the Cape Fear River. The fossils are actually found in a reworked gravel on top of the upper Campanian Black Creek Group and then in turn is overlain by Tertiary unconsolidated sands. The fossils that are usually there are missing their processes because of abrasion during the reworking of the material. During the upper Cretaceous this was a deltaic area where fresh, brackish and marine waters intermingled explaining the mixture of different species. Dinosaur carcasses apparently floated down the river and would be eaten, by the sharks, mosasaur and crocodiles, etc. This is a Hadrasaur Metatarsal bone. This location is one of the few dinosaur collecting locations in the SE. By the way this fossil is about 1 and a half inches across.