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Greens Mill Run, NC Fish Bone/Vert ID


AshHendrick

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This was found a while back by a friend I was hunting with, busting open some rocks in the creek - nothing else was really in the rock but it was found with the usual GMR items washed into a gravel bed. There is a small vert attached to it but I am interested in possibly identifying WHAT bone that is attached to the vert and maybe even narrow it down to a type of fish (I assume it's fish). The bone attached reminds me of those tilly fish bones in texture/appearance. Any connection?

1- LOCATION Greenville, NC Greens mill Run. (Green Mill Run)

2- GEOLOGY/Formation Generally this location is part of the york town formation, Miocene-Pliocene-cretaceous

4- ASSEMBLAGE Shark teeth (mostly makkos, tiger near by) Belemnites and whale bone.

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1 hour ago, AshHendrick said:

The bone attached reminds me of those tilly fish bones in texture/appearance. Any connection?

Yes, the common tilly bones found in Greens Mill Run that look like the picture I've included where all originally attached to fish vertebrae. I've only found a couple with pieces of the vertebrae still attached but I've seen one that someone else found that had three verts attached with the tilly bones growing out of them. No idea what fish they belonged to but these come out of the Pliocene Yorktown Formation.

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I believe similar to the ones we find at that other location that has so many. 

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34 minutes ago, RickNC said:

I believe similar to the ones we find at that other location that has so many. 

 

I concur.

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