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New Jersey Eocene/Miocene - 11/17 & 11/24


Masonk

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Took a couple trips to Eocene/Miocene locations in Monmouth County, NJ. 

 

Thought I'd share some of my finds. 

 

First trip was on 11/17. Was a warm 60 degrees outside! Group shot of my finds.

 

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My first find was an erratic fossil from the Devonian with signs of bivalve/brachiopod, crinoid and Pleurodictyum. 

 

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I also found this separate section of what I assume is a Crinoid stem

 

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Several bone pieces. 

 

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Eagle Ray plate - my first ray plate found in NJ. 

 

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Some of the shark teeth:

 

Otodus obliquus - First time finding this species

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Otodus chubutensis - First time finding this species

 

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Physogaleus contortus

 

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Carcharias sp.

 

Had to do some reconstructive surgery as it fell apart coming home. 

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I went back to the same general area for a short trip on 11/24. Found a really nice Sand Tiger with an interesting color pattern. Another ray plate and a slight impression of a bivalve. 

 

Group shot - if any of my ID's are wrong, please let me know. I'm still learning. 

 

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Carcharias sp. 

 

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Lemon Shark - Negaprion sp.

 

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Galeocerdo sp. ?

 

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This last piece, it was suggested Cyprus wood replaced with iron. 

 

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Very nice finds.

Also nice to have a few different time periods represented.:thumbsu:

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Your Carcharias sp. with the striations are likely Striatolamia.

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On 11/30/2023 at 12:21 PM, trilobites_are_awesome said:

Cool finds!

 

On 11/30/2023 at 6:55 PM, Darktooth said:

Very nice finds.

Also nice to have a few different time periods represented.:thumbsu:

 

Thank you both!!

 

@Darktooth Was a pleasant surprise to find the Devonian items. 

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On 12/2/2023 at 6:38 PM, sixgill pete said:

Your Carcharias sp. with the striations are likely Striatolamia.

 

Thanks for the help! I still struggle with some of the different shark species. 

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