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Prehistoric Animals of the Coastal Plains


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Geographical records indicate that at one time the coast of North Carolina, extending as far east as the present-day outer banks, was the site of fertile, grassy plains and dense forests. All along the coast, from the Virginia to the South Carolina border, fossils of various prehistoric animals have been found, including mastodons, horses, and tapirs. Some of the most productive fossil sites are the Natural Well in Duplin County, the Castle Hayne formation in New Hanover County, and the old marl pits near Clinton in Sampson County.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 10, Oct 1968, p10-12, 24, il  (Periodical website)
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10782
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