Late Cretaceous





May 29, 2010 - Cretaceous Fossils, Union Co, MS

This month's trip was to northern Mississippi, where we collected in the Coon Creek formation.  The area was once a bay in the Gulf of Mexico.  This is a Late Cretaceous site, where we found numerous turritella (most in an extremely fragile condition), and even more crab and lobster parts, mostly looking like they had exploded, though several intact "bellies" and a couple of claws w

August 29, 2009 - Late Cretaceous, Perry County, Alabama

This month BPS members went to Perry County, in south Alabama, and collected in a creek where it has been said, this is the furtherest north that cretaceous material is found.  It has been a while since we collected at this site, and kudzu and other grassy plants had grown over the road, making it a challenge to find our way to the site this time.


recording in log book

James Lamb recording the finds of the day, including their locations, in his ever-present log book.


pearl and vertebra

Leisa has found a tiny pearl and broken shark vertebra. A few pearls like this have been found in the south, but they are very rare.


shark teeth

Badly worn shark teeth and a carina (medial plate) from a lepadomorph barnacle (the pointy item second from the bottom.)


shark teeth

Shark teeth found by Claire, Scapanorhynchus texanus and Cretoxyrhina mantelli.



Very detailed shark coprolite specimens were found by several people.


shark tooth

He's found a shark tooth!


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