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  1. Hi everyone, My last hunt of 2018 was incredible. And quite surprising too! For Xmas, we went to Middelburg in Zeeland to visit my mother's family, which is always a huge load of fun for me because I get to hang out with all my cousins, that I don't see very often. Anyways, one of the days, they all wanted to do a big walk on one of the beaches. At first they wanted to go to Dishoek, but I managed to convince them to go to the Banjaard instead. Once arrived, we split into 2 groups: one was my mother, my eldest cousin (18), my 2nd-youngest cousin (6), and I. All the rest went to the other group. The other group just walked, but our little group did something much more interesting... You guessed it: fossil hunting! As soon as we got onto the beach, we almost immediately found our first fish vertebra, but after that we seemed to have hit a small dry spell for nothing really worthy was being found. A few common fossil bivalves here and there, but nothing more. For my two cousins, it was their first time fossil hunting, and we had to give them a few examples to show them what to look for. I told them to focus on the fish vertebrae, because these were the easiest to recognize. The smaller one also did a lot of shell-hunting on her own, always picking up the most colorful ones and saying this one was Mama shell, this one Papa shell, this one Sister, etc until she made one giant family of orange shells Then after about an hour or two of hunting with rather little success, we finally hit these little shell banks on the beach. And there, BINGO! Gastropod after gastropod, we couldn't stop finding an incredible amount of them. On the Dutch shores, fossil (and modern too) gastropods are generally much less common than fossil bivalves. So the amount we found here was very surprising!
  2. I feel clammy

    Misaki_cretacjapasiaet_misakcommensmollusal-2014-Palaeontology.pdf COMMENSAL ANOMIID BIVALVES ON LATE CRETACEOUS HETEROMORPH AMMONITES FROM SOUTH-WEST JAPAN AKIHIRO MISAKI, HARUYOSHi MAEDA, TARO KUMAGAE and MASAHIRO ICHIDA Palaeontology, Vol. 57, Part 1, 2014, pp. 77–95 "Lagerstatt" is not among the keywords,but some ammonites are reasonably well preserved A long while back I said here that syn-vivo encrustation might be more common in the fossil record than usually assumed . @Heteromorph
  3. Help ID Bilvalve (?) Fossil

    Hello, I'm new and know next to nothing about fossils. Found in the Texas Hill Country in the bed of the Frio River. The picture doesn't show, but the shell sparkles. The opposite side of the rock (not pictured) shows only rock, no shell. Thanks in advance for any info.
  4. fossil ID please.

    Hi everyone I have a shell fossil that I would like identified if possible. I believe this is some sort of bivalve but I cant figure out what species. When I Google it in get so many different kinds. This one is cool because it has a bit of blue on the shell. I found it in alberta while walking along the red deer river.
  5. Yorktown bivalves

    @sixgill pete VIRGINIA DIVISION OF MINERAL RESOURCESPUBLICATION 127PLIOCENE MOLLUSCS FROM THE YORKTOWNAND CHOWAN RIVER FORMATIONS IN VIRGINIALyle D. Campbell VIRGINIA DIVISION OF MINERAL RESOURCES PUBLICATION 127 PLIOCENE MOLLUSCS FROM THE YORKTOWN AND CHOWAN RIVER FORMATIONS IN VIRGINIA Lyle D. Campbell size: 63 MB Interestingly enough,extant D. can be found in the estuary of the Parnaiba River edit: Could be me,but the plates are awful edit two: which limits its use Taxonomical information / verbal descriptions/locaility details etc might be useful NOTE age of the paper
  6. lucinids

    DIJK John.D.Taylor and Emily A.Glover Hanging on-lucinid bivalve survivors from the Paleocene and Eocene in the Western Indian Ocean(Bivalvia:Lucinidae) Zoosystema,2018/v.40-7 about 6.2 MB RECOMMENDED! New genus: Retrolucina(previously Eomiltha) http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:DAFC3EBA-0C19-4D63-8248-65A6F761670A
  7. Florida Fossil Bivalve Seashell, Need ID

    Hi everyone, I found this fossilized seashell in Tarpon, Florida on a fossilized shell trail. Original formation unknown. It looks almost complete and has great ornamentation and detail. It has 2 boreholes that penetrated just the surface of the shell. It is approximately 1 3/4" x 1 3/4". Can you ID it? Many thanks in advance.
  8. Identity of Fossils ?

    So i got this calcareous limestone and it include type of gastropod and bivalve fossils and other types which i couldn't identify. Specimen from a reefal complex. What you guys think about flower like texture ?
  9. Ecphora Study

    Ecphora Study
  10. Beaver, AR

    Found this bivalve near the bank of Tablerock Lake in Beaver Arkansas. Looking for help to ID. Modern or old?
  11. Pandora crassidens

    Complete double valves are rare at this site. Pieces of this shell are not uncommon. Found at the base of Zone 2, Rushmere Member of the Yorktown Formation on the Tar River. The two photos of the hinge detail were included to show that detail. They are not from the same specimen. PLIOCENE MOLLUSCS FROM THE YORKTOWN AND CHOWAN RIVER FORMATIONS IN VIRGINIA Lyle D. Campbell 1993
  12. Pliocene Yorktown Formation Bivalve

    I need some help. This bivalve came from a river here in eastern North Carolina. Pliocene Yorktown Formation, zone 2 Rushmere member. I believe it is in the Family Pteriidae (pearl oysters) Genus Crenatula. However I cannot find anything in any literature I have or can come up with. Complete specimens are extremely rare at this site, though pieces are not uncommon. Any thoughts? @MikeR @SailingAlongToo Complete specimen top ... bottom .. another one I found complete, but broke after it got home. So I opened it to picture the hinge details .... top ... bottom ...
  13. Dectylioceras Toxophorum with Bivalve

    From the album Bobby’s ammonites

    Dectylioceras Toxophorum with Bivalve Isle of Skye uk
  14. Pinna.jpg

    From the album Cretaceous Vancouver Island

    Pinna sp. Haslam Formation (Upper Santonian - Lower Campanian) Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  15. Pinna.jpg

    From the album Cretaceous Vancouver Island

    Unidentified Clam Haslam Formation (Upper Santonian - Lower Campanian) Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  16. Sphenoceramus.jpg

    From the album Cretaceous Vancouver Island

    Sphenoceramus naumanni Haslam Formation (Upper Santonian - Lower Campanian) Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  17. clam 2.jpg

    From the album Cretaceous Vancouver Island

    Unidentified clam Haslam Formation (Upper Santonian - Lower Campanian) Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  18. clam 1.jpg

    From the album Cretaceous Vancouver Island

    Unidentified Clam Haslam Formation (Upper Santonian - Lower Campanian) Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  19. nemodon 4.jpg

    From the album Cretaceous Vancouver Island

    Nemodon vancouverensis Haslam Formation (Upper Santonian - Lower Campanian) Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  20. Bivalve iD

    Hello, can you help me to ID this fossil? Lenght is about 12 cm Thanks
  21. Tamiami bivalves help needed

    Well so much for getting distracted again...Uggh! I need to pay attention..Anyways, I just realized I created an earlier thread for a gastropod that I was labeling as a bivalve.oops..I also do need help with actual bivalve IDs....both are from APAC spoils Sarasota County. Possibly Beds 10 or 11 lower Tamiami formation. Thinking the first one is a Chama. Matrix removal has been a bear on these.. And the 2nd I was thinking it might be Marvacrassatella but thats just a guess. I'm going to consolidate the exterior hopefully this week and then separate the valves to get a look at the scar/hinge area if they can be separated. Thanks for any help/confirmation. Regards, Chris
  22. Bivalve ?

    What is it ?
  23. Unknown shell

    Found this this morning. As near as I can tell its from a siltstone layer of the Brallier formation. I know that there's not a lot of contrast or detail but any ID suggestions are appreciated. Its about 1 inch long. Second item showed up when I was trimming prior to prep (Its .25 inch).
  24. Birostrina sulcata? Folkestone, UK find

    Hey everyone, I was hoping one of you fine peoples could help confirm or deny the ID of these specimens I brought home from Folkestone, UK. They are very water worn and mostly broken, but I’ve seen them in videos of Folkestone fossil hunting and they look a lot like Birostrina sulcata. Any help is greatly appreciated. First photo is mine, the other two are example photos I found.
  25. Tiny Bivalve

    From the album North Sulphur River

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