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    • This large bivalve cast; 5 3/4 inch wide was found during a hunt at an eastern N.C. quarry. 

    Taxonomy

    Cretaceous Clam

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalvia
    Order: Pholadomyoida
    Family: Pholadomyidae
    Genus: Pholadomya
    Species: P. ironensis
    Author Citation Stephenson, 1923

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Mesozoic
    Period: Cretaceous
    Epoch: Late
    International Age: Maastrichtian

    Stratigraphy

    PeeDee Formation
    Island Creek Member

    Provenance

    Collector: Don Rideout
    Date Collected: 04/07/2017
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Width: 5 3/4"

    Location

    MM Castle Hayne
    New Hanover County
    North Carolina
    United States

    Comments

    This large bivalve cast; 5 3/4 inch wide was found during a hunt at an eastern N.C. quarry. 



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