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  • Flemingostrea subspatulata


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    • This amazing double valve specimen is a single oyster. It was found in the basal sands of the PeeDee Formation at a quarry in Southeastern North Carolina. These oysters are often found in association with Hardouinia mortonis and kellumi echinoids.

    Taxonomy

    Cretaceous Oyster

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalvia
    Order: Ostreoida
    Family: Ostreidae
    Genus: Flemngostrea
    Species: F. subspatulata
    Author Citation (Forbes, 1845)

    Geological Time Scale

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

    Stratigraphy

    PeeDee Formation
    Rocky Point Member

    Provenance

    Collector: Don Rideout
    Date Collected: 12/02/2016
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 5"
    Width: 4 1/8"
    Thickness: 2 5/8"

    Location

    Martin Marietta Quarry
    New Hanover County
    North Carolina
    United States

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    This amazing double valve specimen is a single oyster. It was found in the basal sands of the PeeDee Formation at a quarry in Southeastern North Carolina. These oysters are often found in association with Hardouinia mortonis and kellumi echinoids.



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