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PCS Mine, NC
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Invertebrates from Aurora in the Pungo River, Yorktown, and James City Formations
Smallest Divisions in the Ruler are 1/8"
Tube Worms attached to Barnacles
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.
?James City and/or Pungo River
Miocene / Pliocene or Pleistocen
PCS Mine, Aurora, NC
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.