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Gregory Kruse

Need help identifying this bivalve

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Gregory Kruse

Attached is a bivalve I found in the Bradenton, FL area.  It looks like a “cats-paw”.   Can someone help me with the identification of this fine fossil?  Thanks!

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Tidgy's Dad

Plicatula gibbosa, perhaps? 

Nice find. :)

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Herb

looks like a cats paw to me. maybe MYRAKEENA

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SailingAlongToo

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elcoincoin

Hello

 

I know it s not the same period at all, but the shape really looks like the actinostreon oyster we got here in our jurassic ( Actinostreon marshii (Sowerby 1814)

(Picture from Ludwigia galery here on TFF)

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jpc

Hi Gregory... I see you are in Casper.  If you want you can bring it by the Tate and we can tell you... yup, looks like a big cat's paw.  Seriously, we have a guy here who knows a bit about shells, so it might be worth a try.  (I say 'big' cuz I, personally,have never seen one this big). 

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MikeR

It is hard to give an exact identification without a view of the hinge area.  If I had to put a name on it, probably Plicatula marginata, however it could possibly be an immature example of either Conradostrea sculpturata or Hyotissa haitiensis.

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dalmayshun

MikeR posted my exact thoughts...lol. Scary. 

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Gregory Kruse

Hello all!  Thank you for the suggestions!  I will look into it.  Now that you’ve given me ideas on its genus and species I can use the comparative collection located on the University of Florida’s website to narrow down the possibilities.  I will also try to stop at the Tate Museum located in Casper, WY!  Thanks again!

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