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Scientific name: Brachiopoda: ?: : : Plicatoria wilmingtonensis
Common Name: Wilmington Plicatoria Lamp Shell
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: Bobby Tant
Additional Information: Bobby Tant, North Carolina Fossil Club, found this fossil (the one on the left) which dates to the Eocene Epoch, about 40,000,000 years ago.
Bourdon, J., 1995. Plicatoria wilmingtonensis. A Collection of One. Janus (Durham), 1, 2- 4, The Rostrum, 4 (3), 15-17.
Timmerman, J. R. and R. Chandler. 1995. Cretaceous and Paleogene Fossils of North Carolina. A Field Guide. The North Carolina Fossil Club, Inc., Durham, NC. 70 pp. Page 70. Please click here to go to the Underwater Field Guide