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  1. Staten Island shell fossil ID

    Hey everyone, many years ago my dad found these shell fossils on a beach in Staten Island New York. I was wondering if any of you shell experts would be able to identify them. Thank you! -Mike
  2. Bivalve steinkern from France

    Hi all, Anyone know what species/genus this bivalve steinkern is? It's from Rivière-sur-Tarn, a location in France that yields fossils from the Toarcian stage of the early Jurassic (approx 180 mya). Best regards, Max
  3. Another bivalve steinkern from France

    Hi all, Anyone know what species/genus this gastropod is? Never seen anything like this one before... It's from Rivière-sur-Tarn, a location in France that yields fossils from the Toarcian stage of the early Jurassic (approx 180 mya). Best regards, Max
  4. Fun with Flourescence

    A couple months ago, the Mollusk Collection Manager at at the museum where I volunteer introduced me to Architectonica shells under black light. This afternoon, the two of us rummaged through the spare shell cabinet to see what else might fluoresce nicely. What's in your closet? Architectonica sp., Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Arcinella cornuta, Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Cymatosyrinx acinica, Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Scaphella sp., Pliocene/Pleistocene, Florida Turritella plebia, Miocene, St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland
  5. Arcinella cornuta

    From the album Fossil Flourescence

    Arcinella cornuta Pliocene/Pleistocene Florida Viewed under short-wave ultraviolet light
  6. Hello, I recently found what I believe is a mollusk fossil in a western washington river. Is it possibly a freshwater mollusk fossil (as I found it in a river that currently has freshwater mussels that live there)? You can see size comparison to my average womens sized hands
  7. Unknown Bivalve From The Navesink

    I found this Bivalve in the Navesink Fm in a Monmouth County Brook and I'm not sure what to make of it. anybody here have any ideas about it ???? The shell measures 21mm long and 13mm at its widest .
  8. Found a shoreline on the Missouri River in southeastern South Dakota with some mollusc fossils. There were lots like the one on the left, but only one I could find like the one on the right. Can anyone identify these? They'd be from the Cretaceous period, right? The fossil on the right is the size of a quarter. The ones on the left range from softball to golf ball.
  9. Carditamera protracta

    Collected from a lump of matrix deposited in the Chesapeake Bay by landslide activity. It's one of only three I have been able to collect that were intact enough to identify. Donated to the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
  10. Corbula inaequalis

    This specimen and dozens like it were collected from matrix material deposited in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay by a landslide. It is one of only a few species that consistently survived intact in the matrix samples I collected. Most specimens were single, unbroken valves, but several had both valves together and intact. This specimen was donated to the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
  11. Complete Bivalve Please ID

    Hi All, I grew up on the east Side of Fort Worth, Tx. literally on the banks of a creek that flowed into the West Fork of the Trinity River. My Dad always said the period of the deposits were Cretceous and I became quite the young fossil hunter, finding many full ammonites, pet wood and of course lots of oyster shells. Literally 40 years ago, I dug up this complete oyster. To my delight, my Stepmom had kept it all these years and gave it to me just a few days ago. It's huge, 4 inches toe to edge. That's my wife's hand holding it - no photo tricks. Please can you give me full ID?
  12. Big Bivalve Shell

    A mailbox find - got this one in a swap. No locality info. Any idea what this is?
  13. Maybe a bivalve?

    I think this is a bivalve. I'm curious as to whether or not I'm right, and what it's age might be.
  14. Fossil? Bivalves from Milnerton

    Hi all, I found those bivalves on Milnerton beach (Cape Town, South Africa). The beach is known to have fossil shark teeth and whale bones, but I don't know if they have fossil seashells. They do have modern ones. Those shells, because of many different features, do make me think that they are fossil. Anyways, I'm interested in 2, if not 3 things: • Species • Fossil or modern • (if fossil) how old If this species is (locally) extinct, then I think I can quite confidently put them down as fossil, but otherwise I'm not sure. The things that make me think that they are fossil are: • they are very thick • they are dull • they feel very hard (a lot like stone) Those features are applicable with shells found on the Zandmotor (NL), to see if they are modern or fossil; whether they are applicable in Cape Town I have no clue. Thanks in advance, Max
  15. More fossil? Bivalves from Milnerton

    Hi all, I found those bivalves on Milnerton beach (Cape Town, South Africa). The beach is known to have fossil shark teeth and whale bones, but I don't know if they have fossil seashells. They do have modern ones. Those shells, because of many different features, do make me think that they are fossil. Anyways, I'm interested in 2, if not 3 things: • Species • Fossil or modern • (if fossil) how old If this species is (locally) extinct, then I think I can quite confidently put them down as fossil, but otherwise I'm not sure. The things that make me think that they are fossil are: • they are very thick • they are dull • they feel very hard (a lot like stone) Those features are applicable with shells found on the Zandmotor (NL), to see if they are modern or fossil; whether they are applicable in Cape Town I have no clue. Thanks in advance, Max (PS to mods: this may seem like a duplicate copy of a previous topic I posted, but this one is for different fossils; the text applies to both cases)
  16. New find. Brachiopod ? or bivalve?

    This appears to be a section of the largest brachiopod or bivalve that I have seen here so far. The ridges are near parallel in each direction and there is a very slight arc to the surface suggesting (to me) a relatively large specimen. I did not see it in the link referenced earlier. Does anyone recognize this one ? The next post has a stranger in it as well. Almost looks like the hinge of a brachiopod, but not sure. Thanks again. Here is the other ...................
  17. Indet. Bivalve

    From the album Haute Normandie - may 2017

    Indet. Bivalve from Saint-Jouin de Bruneval, Normandy - Cretaceous - Cenomanian
  18. MThese are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since October 22, 2016. Phylum Mollusca Class Bivalvia Ordovician Bivalves Babin, C. (2000). Ordovician to Devonian diversification of the Bivalvia. American Malacological Bulletin, Vol.15(2). Babin, C. and J-C Gutierrez-Marco (1991). Middle Ordovician Bivalves from Spain and Their Phyletic and Palaeogeographic Significance. Palaeontology, Vol.34, Part 1. Bradshaw, M.A. (1970). The Dentition and Musculature of Some Middle Ordovician (Llandeilo) Bivalves from Finistere, France. Palaeontology, Vol.13, Part 4. Carter, R.M. (1971). Revision of Arenig Bivalvia from Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire. Palaeontology, Vol.14, Part 2. Kříž, J. and M. Steinová (2009). Uppermost Ordovician bivalves from the Prague Basin (Hirnantian, Perunica, Bohemia). Bulletin of Geosciences, 84(3). McAlester, A.L. (1965). Systematics, Affinities and Life Habits of Babinka, A Transitional Ordovician Lucinoid Bivalve. Palaeontology, Vol.8, Part 2. Novack-Gottshall, P.M. and A.I. Miller (2003). Comparative Taxonomic Richness and Abundance of Late Ordovician Gastropods and Bivalves in Mollusc-rich Strata of the Cincinnati Arch. Palaios, V.18. Pojeta, J. (1971). Review of Ordovician Pelecypods. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 695. Polechová, M. (2016). The bivalve fauna from the Fezouata Formation (Lower Ordovician) of Morocco and its significance for palaeobiogeography, palaeoecology and early diversification of bivalves. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 460. Polechová, M. (2015). The youngest representatives of the genus Ribeiria Sharpe, 1853 from the late Katian of the Prague Basin (Bohemia). Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences, 64(1). Soot-Ryen, H. (1969). A New Species of Babinka (Bivalvia) from the Lower Ordovician of Oland, Sweden. Palaeontology, Vol.12, Part 2. Steinová, M. (2012). Probable ancestral type of actinodont hinge in the Ordovician bivalve Pseudocyrtodonta Pfab, 1934. Bulletin of Geosciences, 87(2). Toni, R.T. (1975). Upper Ordovician Bivalves from the Oslo Region, Norway. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift, Vol.55. Tunnicliff, S.P. (1987). Caradocian Bivalve Molluscs from Wales. Palaeontology, Vol.30, Part 4. Tunnicliff, S.P. (1982). A Revision of Late Ordovician Bivalves from Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Palaeontology, Vol.25, Part 1. Silurian Bivalves Babin, C. (2000). Ordovician to Devonian diversification of the Bivalvia. American Malacological Bulletin, Vol.15(2). Boyce, W.D., J.S. Ash and W.L. Dickson (1993). The Significance of a New Bivalve Fauna from the Gander Map Area (NTS 2D/15) and a Review of Silurian Bivalve-Bearing Faunas in Central Newfoundland. Current Research (1993) Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey Branch, Report 93-1. Kříž, J. (2011). Silurian Tetinka Barrande, 1881 (Bivalvia, Spanilidae) from Bohemia (Prague Basin) and Germany (Elbersreuth, Frankenwald). Bulletin of Geosciences, 86(1). Kříž, J. (2010). Silurian Spanila Barrande, 1881 (Bivalvia, Spanilidae) from European peri-Gondwana (Bohemia, Germany, France and Austria). Bulletin of Geosciences, 85(3). Kříž, J. (2010). Silurian Kenzieana Liljedahl, 1989 (Bivalvia, Spanilidae) from Bohemia, Gotland and Sardinia. Bulletin of Geosciences, 85(1). Kříž, J. (2008). Algerina gen.nov. (Bivalvia, Nepiomorphia) from the Silurian of the North Gondwana margin (Algeria), peri-Gondwanan Europe (France, Italy), Perunica (Prague Basin, Bohemia) and the Siberian Plate (Tajmyr Basin, Russia). Bulletin of Geosciences, Vol.83,1. Kříž, J. (2006). Bohemian type bivalves Praeostrea bohemica Barrande, 1881 and Slavinka plicata (Barrande, 1881) from the Silurian and earliest Devonian of the Carnic Alps (Austria). Bulletin of Geosciences, 81(2). Kříž, J., R.B. Blodgett and D.M. Rohr (2011). Silurian Bivalvia from Chichagof Island, Southeast Alaska (Alexander terrane). Bulletin of Geosciences, 86(2). Liljedahl, L. (1991). Contrasting Feeding Strategies in Bivalves from the Silurian of Gotland. Palaeontology, Vol.34, Part 1. Liljedahl, L. (1984). Janeia silurica, a link between Nuculoids and Solemyoids (Bivalvia). Palaeontology, Vol.27, Part 4. Ratter, V.A. and J.C.W. Cope (1998). New Silurian Neotaxodont Bivalves from South Wales and Their Phylogenetic Significance. Palaeontology, Vol.41, Part 5. Ulrich, E.O. (1894). Chapter VI. The Lower Silurian Lamellibranchiata of Minnesota. In: The Paleontology of Minnesota. (190 pages, 12.1 MB download) Devonian Bivalves Babin, C. (2000). Ordovician to Devonian diversification of the Bivalvia. American Malacological Bulletin, Vol.15(2). Hutchinson, T.W. and E.C. Stumm (1965). Upper Devonian and Lower Mississippian Pectinoid Pelecypods from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri.Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.XX, Number 1. Kotzian, C.B. (2003). A New Devonian Modiolopsidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) from the Ponta Grossa Formation, Paraná Basin, Brazil. Pesquisas em Geociências, 30(2). McAlester, A.L. (1962). Upper Devonian Pelecypods of the New York Chemung Stage. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 16. Rode, A.L. (2004). Phylogenetic revision of Leptodesma (Leiopteria) (Devonian: Bivalvia). Peabody Museum of Natural History, Postilla Number 229. Carboniferous Bivalves Anelli, L.E., et al. (2009). Pennsylvanian Heteroconchia (Mollusca, Bivalvia) from the Piauí Formation, Parnaíba Basin, Brazil. Rev.bras.paleontol., 12(2). Bailey, J.B. (2011). Paleobiology, Paleoecology and Systematics of Solemyidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Protobranchia) from the Mazon Creek Lagerstätte, Pennsylvanian of Illinois. Bulletins of American Paleontology, Number 382. Brand, P.J. (1996). Taxonomy and Distribution of the Upper Carboniferous Non-Marine Bivalve Carbonicola aldamii. Palaeontology, Vol.39, Part 2. Hoare, R.D. (2007). Bivalve Mollusks from the Maxville Limestone (Mississippian) in Ohio. Ohio J. Sci., 107(4). Hoare, R.D., M.T. Sturgeon and E.A. Kindt (1979). Pennsylvanian Marine Bivalvia and Rostroconchia of Ohio. State of Ohio Division of Geological Survey, Bulletin 67. Permian Bivalves Permian Bivalves - Africa/Middle East Boyd, D.W. and N.D. Newell (1979). Permian Pelecypods from Tunisia. American Museum Novitates, Number 2686. Permian Bivalves - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Biakov, A.S. (2011). New Species of Inoceramus-like Bivalves of the Genus Aphanaia Koninck from the Lower Permian of Northeast Asia. Paleontological Journal, Vol.45, Number 1. Isozaki, Y. (2006). Guadalupian (Middle Permian) giant bivalve Alatoconchidae from a mid-Panthalassan paleo-atoll complex in Kyushu, Japan: a unique community associated with Tethyan fusilines and corals. Proc. Japan Acad., Series B, 82. Runnegar, B. and D. Gobbett (1975). Tachintongia Gen.Nov., A Bizarre Permian Myalinid Bivalve from West Malaysia and Japan. Palaeontology, Vol.18, Part 2. Permian Bivalves - Australia/New Zealand Newell, N.D. (1956). Primitive Desmodont Pelecypods of the Australian Permian. American Museum Novitates, Number 1799. Runnegar, B. (1968). Preserved Ligaments in Australian Permian Bivalves. Palaeontology, Vol.11, Part 1. Waterhouse, J.B. (1965). Palaeotaxodont Bivalves from the Permian of New Zealand. Palaeontology, Vol.7, Part 4. Waterhouse, J.B. (1963). New Zealand Species of the Permian Bivalve Atomodesma Beyrich. Palaeontology, Vol.6, Part 4. Permian Bivalves - North America Boyd, D.W. and N.D. Newell (2001). Silicified Leptodesma (Bivalvia; Pteriomorphia)from the Texas Permian. American Museum Novitates, Number 3347. McRoberts, C.A. and N.D. Newell (2005). Marine Myalinidae (Bivalvia: Pterioida) from the Permian of West Texas. American Museum Novitates, Number 3469. McRoberts, C.A. and N.D. Newell (2001). A New Permian Myalinid Genus, Elversella, of West Texas. American Museum Novitates, Number 3311. McRoberts, C.A. and N.D. Newell (1997). A New Transitional Myalinid Bivalve from the Lower Permian of West Texas. Palaeontology, Vol.40, Part 2. Newell, N.D. (1999). A New Limoid Bivalve from the Texas Middle Permian. American Museum Novitates, Number 3264. Newell, N.D. and K.W. Ciriacks (1962). A New Bivalve from the Permian of the Western United States. American Museum Novitates, Number 2121. General Permian Bivalves Boyd, D.W. and N.D. Newell (1968). Hinge Grade in the Evolution of Crassatellacean Bivalves as Revealed by Permian Genera. American Museum Novitates, Number 2328. Browne, I.A. and N.D. Newell (1966). The Genus Aphanaia Koninck, 1877, Permian Representative of the Inoceramidae. American Museum Novitates, Number 2252. Isozaki, Y. and D. Aljinović (2009). End-Guadalupian extinction of the Permian gigantic bivalve Alatoconchidae: End of gigantism in tropical seas by cooling. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 284. Newell, N.D. and D.W. Boyd (1995). Pectinoid Bivalves of the Permian - Triassic Crisis. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Number 227. (36 MB download) Newell, N.D. and D.W. Boyd (1985). Permian Scallops of the Pectinacean Family Streblochondriidae. American Museum Novitates, Number 2831. Yancey, T.E. and D.W. Boyd (1983). Revision of the Alatoconchidae: A Remarkable Family of Permian Bivalves. Palaeontology, Vol.26, Part 3. Triassic Bivalves Boyd, D.W. and N.D. Newell (2002). A New Pterioid Bivalve from the Early Triassic of Utah. American Museum Novitates, Number 3375. Boyd, D.W. and N.D. Newell (1997). A Reappraisal of Trigoniacian Families (Bivalvia) and a Description of Two New Early Triassic Species. American Museum Novitates, Number 3216. Cox, L.R. (1963). The Rhaetic-Hettangian Bivalve Genus Pteromya Moore. Palaeontology, Vol.6, Part 3. Cox, L.R. (1960). The Preservation of Moulds of the Intestine in Fossil Nuculana (Lamellibranchia) from the Lias of England. Palaeontology, Vol.2, Part 2. Hautmann, M. (2001). Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Cementing Triassic Bivalves (Families Prospondylidae, Plicatulidae, Dimyidae, and Ostreidae). Palaeontology, Vol.44, Part 2. Hautmann, M. and A. Nutzel (2005). First Record of a Heterodont Bivalve (Mollusca) from the Early Triassic: Palaeoecological Significance and Implications for the 'Lazarus' Problem. Palaeontology, Vol.48, Part 6. 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  19. Astarte seashell

    Hi everyone, Here is an astarte seashell, but I'd like to put a definitive ID on it (Genus + species). It's from the Westerschelde, NL, and ages from the Pliocene. Any clues? Thanks in advance! Max
  20. Fimbria lamellosa

    Common species, can go up to 60mm.
  21. Chesapecten nefrens

    Discovered along the Choptank Formation near the surf as is.
  22. Need ID for Texas Bivalve

    This bivalve is 10mm long and from the Lower Cretaceous of Cooke County Texas. It's probably from the Duck Creek Formation but may be from the Ft. Worth Formation. It may even be the Goodland. I'm sure I've seen them other places but I just now brought one home and need to give it a proper label. These formations would be of Albian Stage or Washita Group in Texas. It looks a little like some Ostrea sp. I've seen in some references but not exactly the same. Any help would be great.
  23. The wonderfully looking Tetrarhynchia tetraedra brachiopods from the Middle Lias, Marlstone UK. Would anyone have a suggestion please as to what the bivalve looking shell is?
  24. I have this Bathonian bivalve from the Upper Cornbrash, UK which I think is Radulopecten vagans. Any suggestions as to the passenger it is carrying.
  25. Pycnodonte Panda

    This was found in the spoils from dredging the C&D Canal in the 1980s. Recent removal of spoils sand for road construction in the area exposed previously- inaccessible layers of sand. Formerly known as Ostrea panda. It remains in the same Order. This species is not listed in the Delaware Geological Survey's bulletin about the fossils of the Canal. It is distinguished by its round shape. Pycnodontes are an extinct genus of oysters known as foam or honeycomb oysters.
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