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  • Hippurites nabresinensis Futterer 1893





    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalvia
    Order: Hippuritoida
    Family: Hippuritidae
    Genus: Hippurites
    Species: H. nabresinensis
    Author Citation Futterer, 1893

    Geological Time Scale

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


    Gosau Group
    St. Bartholomä Formation


    Collector: Franz Bernhard
    Date Collected: 10/25/2017
    Acquired by: Field Collection


    Width: 73 mm


    St. Bartholomä
    Western Styria


    Apical view of a polished cross section of the right (lower) valve of Hippurites nabresinensis from the St. Bartholomä-Formation of the Gosau basin of Kainach - St. Bartholomä in western Styria, Austria. This species has no L-pillar, the P1-pillar is at ca. 3:00, the P2-pillar at ca. 5:00. The hump at ca. 8:00 is a growth anomaly. At ca. 11:00 and 1:00, the position of both teeth sockets is visible (a hypothetical L-pillar would be between them, see the specimen of H. colliciatus), at ca. 2:00 the position of the posterior muscle. At the upper left, it is intergrown with the fragment of another individual of the same (?) species.

    For specimens like this, the name H. heritschi was also in use.

    The specimen is from a large mound of stones, which were removed from the fields during many, many decades. This mound located in the southwerstern part of Kalchberg, southwest of St. Bartholomä (Point 36 in my own documentation).

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    Nice slices. Makes me want to go out and buy a rock saw.


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    I checked out your website and Ludwigia is absolutely correct. 

    11 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

    Looks like you've done some serious work there.

    I don't have the rudists where I live/hunt so I now understand much more from seeing your work, especially the anatomy. Thanks!

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