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Recent Trip To C&d Canal, Delaware Find

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geochem

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

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Side 1 view

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Side 2 view

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Cole

or possibly Pterotrigonia thoracica

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Shamalama

Looks like Ostrea falcate to me.

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tmaier

It's definitely an oyster of family Ostreidae, but may not be genus Ostrea. It might be a juvenile, and the problem with that is the images given for identification are normally adults. As some oysters grow, they can change their characteristics. That makes it confusing to classify a juvenile specimen.

Here's a pdf of common fossils of the cretaceous of delaware. I have a slow modem so I can't easily download it, but check it out.

http://www.dgs.udel.edu/sites/dgs.udel.edu/files/publications/RI21e.pdf

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geochem

It's definitely an oyster of family Ostreidae, but may not be genus Ostrea. It might be a juvenile, and the problem with that is the images given for identification are normally adults. As some oysters grow, they can change their characteristics. That makes it confusing to classify a juvenile specimen.

Here's a pdf of common fossils of the cretaceous of delaware. I have a slow modem so I can't easily download it, but check it out.

http://www.dgs.udel.edu/sites/dgs.udel.edu/files/publications/RI21e.pdf

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geochem

Thanks I was wondering if it was a juvenile

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