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    • An Anomia ephippium, found in a sandbank in the city of The Hague. This is technically an ex-situ find, because the city itself isn't really a location for finding fossils. The real location would be the Zandmotor or the North Sea; the bivalve here was brought with sands imported from the North Sea.

       

      This species is recognizable from the three muscle scars, the pearly shine and the weird little white thing in the hinge area (3rd picture).

    Taxonomy

    Bivalve

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalvia
    Order: Ostreoida
    Family: Ostreina
    Genus: Anomia
    Species: A. ephippium
    Author Citation Linnaeus

    Geological Time Scale

    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Quaternary
    Epoch: Pleistocene
    International Age: Eemian

    Stratigraphy

    Eem Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Max Dereme
    Date Collected: 01/27/2018
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Location

    (ex-situ) The Hague
    South Holland
    Netherlands

    Comments

    An Anomia ephippium, found in a sandbank in the city of The Hague. This is technically an ex-situ find, because the city itself isn't really a location for finding fossils. The real location would be the Zandmotor or the North Sea; the bivalve here was brought with sands imported from the North Sea.

     

    This species is recognizable from the three muscle scars, the pearly shine and the weird little white thing in the hinge area (3rd picture).



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