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1 11/16" suboperculum

I've seen these in the past, but I thought they were seed pods! I found out that they are bones that cover the gill slits in fish so I picked one up.
Location Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina, USA
Species Sphoeroides Hyperostosis
Age Pliocene Epoch
Formation Yorktown Formation
Category Misc
Length 1 11/16 inches

ID1232
Memberdw
Date Added9/28/2003

  

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