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    • One of the more spectacular and uncommon bivalves from the Yorktown. Only the third example I have seen from this site.

       

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      Pliocene Molluscs From The Yorktown and Chowan River Formations in Virginia

      Lyle D Campbell

      1993

    Taxonomy

    Margaritaria abrupta

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalvia
    Order: Pholadomyoida
    Family: Margaritiidae
    Genus: Margaritaria
    Species: M. abrupta
    Author Citation (Conrad, 1832)

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Neogene
    Epoch: Pliocene
    International Age: Zanclean

    Stratigraphy

    Yorktown Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Don Rideout
    Date Collected: 05/02/2019
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Width: 76.1mm
    Thickness: 11.3mm

    Location

    Tar River
    Edgecombe County
    North Carolina
    United States

    Comments

    One of the more spectacular and uncommon bivalves from the Yorktown. Only the third example I have seen from this site.

     

    Reference :

    Pliocene Molluscs From The Yorktown and Chowan River Formations in Virginia

    Lyle D Campbell

    1993



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    ricardo

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    That's a great specimen! Pliocene Bivalvia is my main interest, so thank you for show this one.

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    sixgill pete

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    6 minutes ago, ricardo said:

    That's a great specimen! Pliocene Bivalvia is my main interest, so thank you for show this one.

    Thanks Ricardo. I have several other Bivalvia from the same location posted here in collections, and more to come.

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    ricardo

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    15 minutes ago, sixgill pete said:

     I have several other Bivalvia from the same location posted here in collections, and more to come.

     

    Thank you! :popcorn:

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    Plax

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    what is the scale on this one? I think I recall this one not usually being this well preserved.

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