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Spinosaur hand claw 13.5cm F3427
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  CA Capitola
  USA

Added:
august 2012
Last Modified:
august 2012

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Location description

At the coast near Capitol, fossils can be found in the yellow-brown sandstones from the Purisima formation, Pliocene, part of the Neogene period. The sediments are rich in fossil shells, and some beds contain a lot of bone material.

Collecting is only possible at low tide. Collecting in the cliffs is not allowed, but taking loose material is legal at the Capitola City Beach, the northern part of the coastal cliff.


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Directions

Capitola is located at the coast in the centre of California state, south of Santa Cruz. The coastal cliff is located south of Capitola. From the beach access near Esplanada you have to walk east at low tide.

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Finds

Bivalves, gastropods, sea urchins, parts of crabs, bones of sea mammals like whales. Shark teeth are rare.

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