Fossil vertebrates from the Alachua clays of Florida. Edited by Frederic A. Lucas [book]

Joseph Leidy, Frederic A. Lucas
1896 unpublished
depth of from two and a half to six feet. The bones were found thickly distributed from the surface to the bottom, but without order. Mr. Hatcher says, went dissolution on the spot. Certain specimens seem to indicate that the fossils while embedded were subjected to great pressure, for while the more compact and firmer specimens are well preserved, generally the pulp-cavity of the crowns of incompletely developed molar teeth of the Mastodon and Rhinoceros are filled with the finely crushed
more » ... finely crushed fangs mingled with clay. The enveloping matrix of the latter is usually free from such an admixture, while some skull fragments in like manner have their hollows filled with finely
doi:10.5962/bhl.title.18241 fatcat:d6zytdtitra2tkzcf7nxfog4y4