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Found 22 results

  1. Ostrea edulis (Linnaeus 1758)

    From the album German Gastropods and Bivalves

    3cm. Burdigalian Miocene Obere Meeresmolasse Found at Billlafingen near the Lake of Constance
  2. Rastellum or Agerostrea ?

    Hello, what do you think could it be ? It is about 20 cm in leght. Many thanks in advance!
  3. Ostrea, but what species?

    Hi all, What species of Ostrea do you think this is? My first thought was O. edulis, but I am wondering if it maybe isn't O. ventilabrum after all. In fact, how exactly can you differentiate the two different species? It was found on the Zandmotor, Netherlands. Most of the shells found here are (apart from modern) from the Eem Formation, Eemian, Pleistocene; 120'000 years old. And it would be this old if it is an O. edulis (which is a very common species). But maybe it is the rarer Eocene O. ventilabrum? I know that they do occur here too, but I never know how to tell them apart from O. edulis. Looking forward to hearing your answers! Max
  4. Ostrea compressirostra

    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.
  5. Ostrea carinata?

    Hi everyone...can these be an Ostrea Carinata? I don't know the provenance. Thanks
  6. Ostreidae

    Very similar to A. falcate, but I hesitate to identify it as such because it is not hooked like O. falcata. It does not appear to be broken anywhere.
  7. Agerostrea (Ostrea) falcata

    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. It is currently one of the most common finds at the site.
  8. Ostrea mesenterica

    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. This species is not listed in the Delaware Geological Survey's bulletin about the fossils of the Canal. It is distinguished by its small size and non-plicate (no ridges) central area of the shell.
  9. Cubitostrea tecticosta

    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. Originally identified as Ostrea tecticosta. It remains in the same family. Being much less common than its cousin O. falcata, this species is not listed in the Delaware Geological Survey's bulletin about the fossils of the Canal. It is distinguished by its large attachment point.
  10. 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.
  11. Ostrea quadriplicata

    Upper valve only. The genus of this has used several genera. Currently Peilinia is accepted (Kues, 1997) it has also been Ostrea and Lopha in several publications.
  12. Ostrea sp.

    Any additional information for this fossil would be appreciated as I can't seem to find any what so ever. Ostrea sp ? Labelled as : Ostrea sp , Lower lias , Waddington , Lincolnshire , UK
  13. Bivalve-Ostreasp1b.jpg

    From the album Fossil in Matchboxes

    Ostrea sp ? Labelled as : Ostrea sp , Lower lias , Waddington , Lincolnshire , UK

    © D&E

  14. Bivalve-Ostreasp1a.jpg

    From the album Fossil in Matchboxes

    Ostrea sp ? Labelled as : Ostrea sp , Lower lias , Waddington , Lincolnshire , UK

    © D&E

  15. Ostrea bryani 1a

    From the album Eocene Bivalves of New Jersey

    Ostrea bryani Eocene Manasquan Formation Monmouth County, New Jersey
  16. Ostrea bryani 1b

    From the album Eocene Bivalves of New Jersey

    Ostrea bryani Eocene Manasquan Formation Monmouth County, New Jersey
  17. Ostrea bryani 2

    From the album Eocene Bivalves of New Jersey

    Ostrea bryani Eocene Manasquan Formation Monmouth County, New Jersey
  18. I have an amazing shallow creek I have recently found , I think I have found shark teeth , geodes and some sort of fossilized bone, oh and even a fossilized crab! Please help me identify what kind of shark.
  19. Lopha sp.

    From the album Bivalves

    Lopha sp., Camadas Ricas de Lamelibrânquios Formation, Upper Oxfordian - Lower kimmeridgian, Portugal. 5 cm
  20. I am new to the forum and this is my first time posting. I do appreciate the existance of the forum and look forward to exploring all it has to offer. So. On a recent trip to the C&D canal in Delaware, Reedy point to be exact, I found this 3/4 " fossil. I think it is Creataceous and I think it is an Ostrea. I have done some research and have not been able to pin this one down. Any thoughts? And thanks for any help. Edge view Side 1 view Side 2 view
  21. Triple Play

    This is a fossil I found recently in a creek in central Alabama. The length of the specimen is about 1.5 cm. It appears to be a worm tube on a type of Ostrea, on a unique matrix. The matix is about 8 mm thick and has a darker outer layer about 1 mm thick. I'm guessing it is geologic - the vertically oriented structure doesn't match any type of bone or shell I've seen. I appreciate your input. - Randy
  22. Oyster - Paleocene Aquia Fm Maryland

    ID help needed. I found this well-preserved, ornate, large oyster in Maryland's Paleocene Aquia Formation. Is this the common Ostrea compressirostra? The lower valve's outer surface is quite ornamented, with radial folding along the protruding thin edges of the concentric growth rings (see pics). The valve margins are slightly discordant. The adductor muscle scar impressions, on both valves, contains what appears to be a thin layer of non-calcareous fossilized tissue. Specimen dimensions: Weight: 36 ounces Lower valve: height 6.75 inches, length 6.75 inches, convexity 1.5 inches Upper valve: height 5.75 inches, length 5.5 inches, flat Thanks for your help.
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