We had a full schedule since VMNH Director Dr. Joe Keiper was visiting the site today, along with his family and several members of the VMNH Board of Trustees and the VMNH Foundation Board. But even before their arrival, the day started off right with Tim’s discovery of a plate from the leatherback turtle Psephophorus calvertensis. This is only the second Psephophorus specimen we’ve ever collected here; thirteen months ago, Tim’s mom found the first Psephophorus ever identified from Carmel Church, which was possibly also the first example of this species from Virginia.
That didn’t finish off our work. Shortly after lunch, volunteer Rachel Livengood found this tiny tooth, which I believe is from a small kentriodontid dolphin: