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    • Mazonomya mazonensis is a saltwater bivalve found in the Mazon Creek fossil beds.  This species is the most abundant and common bivalve included in the Essex Biota. This specimen is preserved in an ironstone concretion.

    Taxonomy

    Clam

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalvia
    Order: Solemyida
    Family: Solemyidae
    Genus: Mazonomya
    Species: Mazonomya mazonensis
    Author Citation Bailey 2011

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Paleozoic
    Period: Carboniferous
    Epoch: Middle
    International Age: Moscovian

    Stratigraphy

    Carbondale Formation

    Provenance

    Date Collected: 06/30/2020
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Location

    Grundy County
    Illinois
    United States

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    Mazonomya mazonensis is a saltwater bivalve found in the Mazon Creek fossil beds.  This species is the most abundant and common bivalve included in the Essex Biota. This specimen is preserved in an ironstone concretion.



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