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Invertebrate Fossils That Can Be Found at Aurora, North Carolina - Fossil Sea Shells, etc...


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  • Invertebrates from Aurora in the Pungo River, Yorktown, and James City Formations


    Smallest Divisions in the Ruler are 1/8"

    Annelida Phylum

    Polychaeta Class


    Tube Worms attached to Barnacles
    Formation:
  • James City
    Age:

  • Location:
  • PCS Mine, Aurora, NC

  • Arthropod Phylum

    Cirripedia Class

    Blanus sp.
    Barnacles
    Formation:
  • James City
    Age:

  • Location:
  • PCS Mine, Aurora, NC

  • Crustacea Class

    Decapoda Order
    Crabs
    Crab claws are abundant in the mine.

    They are usuall hollow and have a bluish or tan color.
    They are most often found in the James City and Pungo River Formations.
    Formation:
  • ?James City and/or Pungo River
    Age:
  • Miocene / Pliocene or Pleistocen
    Location:
  • PCS Mine, Aurora, NC

  • Cnidaria Phylum

    Solenastrea sp.
    Coral
    Formation:
  • James City
    Age:

  • Location:
  • PCS Mine, Aurora, NC

  • Mollusca Phylum

    Gastropod Class

    Gastropod - Ecphora sp.
    These are beautifully shaped gastropods.
    Ecphora are predatory gastropods. They climb on an unsuspecting bivalve and drill a small round hole through the shell. The gastropod then inserts a long proboscis into the hole and sucks out the guts. Gross!

    Ecphora are also the state fossil of Maryland.
    Formation:
  • Pungo River?
    Age:
  • 18-22 m.y.
    Location:
  • PCS Mine, Aurora, NC



  • Gastropod
    Formation:

  • Age:

  • Location:
  • PCS Mine, Aurora, NC

  • Bivalve Class

    Clam

    Formation:

  • Age:

  • Location:
  • PCS Mine, Aurora, NC

  • Pectin
    Scallop
    Formation:

  • Age:

  • Location:
  • PCS Mine, Aurora, NC
  • Pectin
    Scallop
    Formation:

  • Age:

  • Location:
  • PCS Mine, Aurora, NC

  • Echinoderm Phylum

    Echinoidea Class


    Sea Urchin Spines
    Formation:

  • Age:

  • Location:
  • PCS Mine, Aurora, NC