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Marine

Scientific Name: Physeteridae, incertae sedis fused cervical vertebrae
Common Name: Toothed whale
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene & Pliocene
Size: 4.44"
Owned By: Rick Bennett
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Odontoceti

Marine

Scientific Name: Eurhinodelphis (= Xiphiacetus) Atlas vertebra
Common Name: Small toothed-whale
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 3"
Owned By: Aurora Fossil Museum
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Odontoceti > Eurhinodelphinidae > Eurhinodelphis

Marine

Scientific Name: Eocetus wardii C-7 vertebra
Common Name: Archaeocete
Location: Pender County
Age: Eocene
Size: 6.5"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Archaeoceti > Protocetidae > Eocetus > wardii

Marine

Scientific Name: Odontocete caudal vertebrae
Common Name: Small toothed-whale
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene or Pliocene
Size: 1.4"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Odontoceti

Marine

Scientific Name: Phocidae axis vertebra
Common Name: Seal
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 3"
Owned By: George Powell
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Pinnipedia > Phocidae

Marine

Scientific Name: Phocidae (or land mammal) thoracic vertebra
Common Name: Seal or land mammal
Location: Hertford County
Age: Unknown
Size: 3"
Owned By: Ramona Krailler
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Pinnipedia > Phocidae

Marine

Scientific Name: Odontocete humerus, radius, ulna
Common Name: Small toothed-whale
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene or Pliocene
Size: 4"
Owned By: Aurora Fossil Museum
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Odontoceti

Marine

Scientific Name: Delphinapterus humerus
Common Name: Beluga
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 5.75"
Owned By: B.J. Blake
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Odontoceti > Monodontidae > Delphinapterus

Marine

Scientific Name: Cetacean sternum
Common Name: Whale
Location: Onslow County
Age: Unknown
Size: 3.5"
Owned By: Rita McCabe
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea

Marine

Scientific Name: Phocidae right flipper
Common Name: Seal
Location: New Hanover County
Age: Unknown
Size: 8"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Pinnipedia > Phocidae

Marine

Scientific Name: Phocidae phalanges
Common Name: Seal
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 4.53"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Pinnipedia > Phocidae

Marine

Scientific Name: Phocidae left femur
Common Name: Seal
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 4.625"
Owned By: Clyde Swindell
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Pinnipedia > Phocidae

Marine

Scientific Name: Pelocetus calvertensis basioccipital/basisphenoid
Common Name: Whale
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 4.33"
Owned By: Judy Stiles
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Mysticeti > Pelocetus > calvertensis

Marine

Scientific Name: Mysticeti skull, ventral view
Common Name: "Waccamaw whale"
Location: Columbus County
Age: Pleistocene
Size: 29"
Owned By: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea

Marine

Scientific Name: Sirenian skull caps
Common Name: Sea Cow
Location: Onslow County
Age: Unknown
Size: 3"
Owned By: Judy Stiles
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Sirenia

Marine

Scientific Name: Ninoziphius platyrostris rostrum
Common Name: Whale
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 9"
Owned By: David Sanderson
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Odontoceti > Ziphidae > Ninoziphius > platyrostris

Marine

Scientific Name: Callophoca obscura mandible
Common Name: Seal
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 6"
Owned By: John Everette
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Pinnipedia > Phocidae > Callophoca > obscura

Marine

Scientific Name: Ontocetus emmonsi left mandible
Common Name: Walrus
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 6"
Owned By: Sharron & Ron Edwards
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Pinnipedia > Odobenidae

Marine

Scientific Name: Odobenus rosmarus skull
Common Name: Walrus
Location: Dare County
Age: Pleistocene
Size: 18"
Owned By: Aurora Fossil Museum
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Pinnipedia > Odobenidae

Marine

Scientific Name: Dorudontinae tooth
Common Name: Archaeocete
Location: Onslow County
Age: Eocene
Size: 3"
Owned By: Joy Herrington
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Archaeoceti > Basilosauridae > Dorudontinae

Marine

Scientific Name: Squalodon calvertensis tooth
Common Name: Squalodon
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 2.36"
Owned By: Becky Hyne
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Odontoceti > Squalodontidae > Squalodon > calvertensi

Marine

Scientific Name: Physeteridae, incertae sedis tooth
Common Name: "Sperm" whale
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 5"
Owned By: Pat & Ken Young
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Odontoceti

Marine

Scientific Name: Odontocete teeth
Common Name: Various dolphins
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene/Pliocene
Size: 1.15"
Owned By: Joy Herrington
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Odontoceti

Marine

Scientific Name: Callophoca obscura canines
Common Name: Seal
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 2"
Owned By: John Everette
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Pinnipedia > Phocidae > Callophoca > obscura

Marine

Scientific Name: Phocidae tooth
Common Name: Seal
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 0.71"
Owned By: Pat & Ken Young
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Carnivora > Pinnipedia > Phocidae

Marine

Scientific Name: Mysticeti auditory bulla
Common Name: Baleen whale earbone
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 3.35"
Owned By: Pat & Ken Young
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea

Marine

Scientific Name: Odontocete auditory bulla
Common Name: Small toothed-whale
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene or Pliocene
Size: 1.5"
Owned By: Joy Herrington
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Odontoceti

Marine

Scientific Name: Balaenidae periotic
Common Name: Right Whale
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 5.5"
Owned By: Aurora Fossil Museum
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Mysticeti > Balaenidae

Marine

Scientific Name: Eurhinodelphinidae periotic
Common Name: Extinct odontocete
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Miocene
Size: 1.25"
Owned By: Joy Herrington
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Odontoceti > Eurhinodelphinidae

Marine

Scientific Name: Balaenopteridae incus
Common Name: Baleen whale anvil
Location: Beaufort County
Age: Pliocene
Size: 0.4"
Owned By: Joy Herrington
Classification: Eukaryota > Metazoa > Vertebrata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Mysticeti > Balaenopteridae

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