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    Heart Clam

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalvia
    Order: Veneroida
    Family: Glossidae
    Genus: Glossus
    Species: Glossus fraternus
    Author Citation (Say,1824)

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Neogene
    Sub Period: None
    Epoch: Pliocene
    International Age: Zanclean


    Yorktown Formation
    Rushmere Member


    Collector: Don Rideout
    Date Collected: 06/11/2017
    Acquired by: Field Collection


    Width: 4 3/8 "
    Thickness: 1 3/4 "


    Tar River
    Edgecombe County
    North Carolina
    United States


    Collected from the Rushmere Member of the Pliocene Yorktown Formation. Most of these, along with many of the other "clam" type bivalves are extremely crumbly and often fall apart when picked up. This specimen was dug out of the layer and is a great example of the species.

    User Feedback

    That's one beautiful clam!!!

    Great find :dinothumb: 



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