North Carolina dolphin flipper fossil

This delicate bone is scarely 3/4 of an inch long and is from the flipper of a small whale or dolphin. These bones are the phalanges or "finger bones inside the pectoral fins (flippers). The Pungo and Yorktown Formations are rich in these bones when uncovered at the phosphate mine near Aurora.

Location: Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina

Collector: Scott Stepanski

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  1. Hey,
    I found the bone.
    Location – Northern Poland.
    It comes from glacial works (geological mix) – difficult to determine age (Cretaceous, Paleogene, Neogene).
    I can count on any your suggestion?
    I am the author of the portal paleontological:


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