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Plicatula marginata Bivalve
SITE LOCATION: James City Formation, Beaufort Co., North Carolina, USA
TIME PERIOD: Pleistocene age (2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago)
Data: The Plicatulidae are a family of saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks, known commonly as kitten's paws or kittenpaws.[1] These bivalves are related to oysters and scallops. The family is monotypic, having a single genus, with seven species. Plicatulidae are small, with weakly convex shells which are irregularly oval or even almost triangular. Typically, they attach themselves to a hard surface by the right valve. The ligament is internal and triangular.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Ostreoida
Family: Plicatulidae
Genus: Plicatula
Species: †marginata

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