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    • A scaphopod, or tusk shell, fossil. Found on the Zandmotor beach (artificial beach extension). From the Eemian age of the late Pleistocene (approx 120'000 years old).

       

      My first personal scaphopod find :)

    Taxonomy

    Tusk shell

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Scaphopoda
    Order: Dentaliida
    Family: Dentaliidae
    Genus: Antalis
    Species: A. vulgaris
    Author Citation Da Costa, 1778

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Quaternary
    Epoch: Pleistocene
    International Age: Late (locally known as Eemian)

    Provenance

    Collector: Max Dereme
    Date Collected: 09/09/2017
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 2.8cm

    Location

    Sand Motor (Zandmotor)
    South Holland
    Netherlands

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    A scaphopod, or tusk shell, fossil. Found on the Zandmotor beach (artificial beach extension). From the Eemian age of the late Pleistocene (approx 120'000 years old).

     

    My first personal scaphopod find :)



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