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  • Mussel With Both Valves


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    • Excavated from matrix in the Chesapeake Bay, about 10 feet off of the beach at low tide. View is external on both valves, but hard outer coating has been lost to decay. Valves are pearlescent. 

    Taxonomy

    Mussel

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalva
    Order: Ostreida
    Family: Pinnidae
    Genus: Atrina
    Species: Atrina harrisii
    Author Citation Dall, 1898

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Neogene
    Epoch: Miocene

    Stratigraphy

    Choptank Formation
    Drum Cliff Member

    Provenance

    Collector: me
    Date Collected: 07/03/2018
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 10cm
    Width: 5.5cm

    Location

    Matoaka Beach
    Calvert County
    Maryland
    United States

    Comments

    Excavated from matrix in the Chesapeake Bay, about 10 feet off of the beach at low tide. View is external on both valves, but hard outer coating has been lost to decay. Valves are pearlescent. 



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