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  • Agerostrea (Ostrea) falcata


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    • This was found in the spoils from dredging the C&D Canal in the 1980s. Recent removal of spoils sand for road construction in the area exposed previously- inaccessible layers of sand. It is currently one of the most common finds at the site.

    Taxonomy

    Oyster

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalvia
    Order: Ostreoida
    Family: Ostreidae
    Genus: Agerostrea (Ostrea)
    Species: A. falcata
    Author Citation Morton, 1827

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Epoch: Late

    Stratigraphy

    Mount Laurel Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Heather Siple
    Date Collected: 01/18/2017
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 36mm
    Width: 25mm
    Height: 13mm

    Location

    Reedy Point spoils pile -North Side
    New castle
    Delaware
    United States

    Comments

    This was found in the spoils from dredging the C&D Canal in the 1980s. Recent removal of spoils sand for road construction in the area exposed previously- inaccessible layers of sand. It is currently one of the most common finds at the site.



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