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  • Ostrea compressirostra


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    • Self collected from a bluff along the Tar River upstream of Tarboro N.C. This is a fairly common oyster in this deposit, but most are extremely brittle and crumble upon touching. Still looking for my first complete (double valve) specimen.

    Taxonomy

    Oyster

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Bivalvia
    Order: Ostreoida
    Family: Ostreidae
    Genus: Ostrea
    Species: O. compressirostra
    Author Citation (Say,1824)

    Geological Time Scale

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

    Stratigraphy

    Yorktown Formation
    Rushmere Member

    Provenance

    Collector: Don Rideout
    Date Collected: 06/11/2017
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 101mm
    Width: 97mm

    Location

    Tar River
    Edgecombe County
    North Carolina
    United States

    Comments

    Self collected from a bluff along the Tar River upstream of Tarboro N.C. This is a fairly common oyster in this deposit, but most are extremely brittle and crumble upon touching. Still looking for my first complete (double valve) specimen.



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