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  • Hippurites (Batolites) tirolicus (Douville 1894)


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    Ludwigia

    Taxonomy

    Rudist

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalvia
    Order: Hippuritoida
    Family: Hippuritidae
    Genus: Hippurites (Batolites)
    Species: H. tirolicus
    Author Citation Douville 1894

    Geological Time Scale

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

    Stratigraphy

    Gosau Group
    Hochmoos Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Roger Furze
    Date Collected: 08/13/2006
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Length: 9cm

    Location

    Gschuett Pass
    Gosau
    Salzburg (state)
    Austria

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    Calcified steinkern. 3 different samples, one showing a cross section and another showing the "lid".



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    Max-fossils

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    Nice. Oh also, I don't think this is a steinkern, but rather the actual shell. 

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    Max-fossils

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    23 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

    No. It really is a hard calcified cast, or steinkern.

    Really? I'd be surprised for the steinkern to have so much detail... 

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    Ludwigia

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    6 minutes ago, Max-fossils said:

    Really? I'd be surprised for the steinkern to have so much detail... 

    That can sometimes be the case, as here, when it's strongly mineralized.

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    Max-fossils

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    5 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

    That can sometimes be the case, as here, when it's strongly mineralized.

    Huh, interesting!

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