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New Jersey Cretaceous bivalve? ID help

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frankh8147

I found this in a Cretaceous stream in Monmouth County New Jersey. I assume it's a bivalve but I couldn't find anything on in the NJ fossil websites. Anyone know what it is?  Thanks! 

-Frank

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MeargleSchmeargl

I'm not even close to sure, but this rings the Mussel bell for me.

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Plax

It should be in Horace Richards Cretaceous of New Jersey (Volume 1). I believe it's available on line. Nice specimen!

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Plax

just downloaded both volumes so they are definitely available (plates are scanned though of course)

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Jeffrey P
13 minutes ago, Plax said:

just downloaded both volumes so they are definitely available (plates are scanned though of course)

How did you download them?

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Jeffrey P
6 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Thank you Tim. I've been wanting to get this.

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frankh8147

I second that Tim! I was looking for something productive to do on this 'snow day' so I'll be reading both volumes through. Thanks for that!!

 

I'm still thumbing through, haven't found an exact match but a few look kind of close.

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Jeffrey P

I will forward your photos to RJ.

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FossilDAWG

Maybe some species of Mytiloides?  

 

Don

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frankh8147
41 minutes ago, Jeffrey P said:

I will forward your photos to RJ.

 

Thanks Jeff! 

 

38 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

Maybe some species of Mytiloides?  

 

Don

 

It does have that look.. I didn't see Mytiloides in that Cretaceous New Jersey book but i'm looking around seeing if I can find any examples of them from New Jersey.

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Plax

I was thinking a legumen but just a guess. Ralph Johnson is definitely the person to identify this.

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Tidgy's Dad

Not sure what it is, but it's a great find. :)

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Tidgy's Dad

Makes sense. 

Here is another species.

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Peat Burns

Magnificent find.  Congrats. :envy:

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frankh8147

Nice! That does look like a match, thanks for your help everyone!! :):)

 

Jeff, thanks for passing along those photos to Ralph, I appreciate it!

 

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Jeffrey P
14 minutes ago, frankh8147 said:

Nice! That does look like a match, thanks for your help everyone!! :):)

 

Jeff, thanks for passing along those photos to Ralph, I appreciate it!

 

You're welcome. Anytime. 

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