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Brachiopoda / Bivalvia Help!

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Serafim Katsifolis

Greetings from Greece!,

Need help with the id of this fossil,I am guessing genus glycymeris maybe?
Thanks in Advance!!

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Tidgy's Dad

Do you know the formation or age of the sediments in which it was found, please? 

And a very warm welcome to TFF from Morocco. :)

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Serafim Katsifolis
4 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Do you know the formation or age of the sediments in which it was found, please? 

And a very warm welcome to TFF from Morocco. :)

Appreciate your quick reply!
I have no clue considering the age of the sediments since i found this little one buried in soil,:shrug:
However I am pretty sure the specific area and generally Greece was underwater during the Mesozoic

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Tidgy's Dad

It could be Glycymeris or another member of the family. 

Is it possible to remove some of the sediment to reveal the dentition?  

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Serafim Katsifolis
1 minute ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

It could be Glycymeris or another member of the family. 

Is it possible to remove some of the sediment to reveal the dentition?  

Would love to,however I do not really know how since i do not have much experience
Any suggestions ? ^_^

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Tidgy's Dad
2 minutes ago, Serafim Katsifolis said:

Would love to,however I do not really know how since i do not have much experience
Any suggestions ? ^_^

Depends how hard the matrix is. 

I'd try soaking it to begin, see if it will soften up. 

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Serafim Katsifolis
Just now, Tidgy's Dad said:

Depends how hard the matrix is. 

I'd try soaking it to begin, see if it will soften up. 

Will give it a try and update a soon as possible!

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19 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Depends how hard the matrix is. 

I'd try soaking it to begin, see if it will soften up. 

Soaked it in hot water for 10 minutes and tried to scratch the sediment,However nothing is coming off

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Tidgy's Dad

Hmmm. 

if you can't pick little bits off with a pin or the like we may have to just say it's a probable glycymeridid. 

Unless someone more knowledgeable chimes in. 

(and there are many). :)

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Serafim Katsifolis
Just now, Tidgy's Dad said:

Hmmm. 

if you can't pick little bits off with a pin or the like we may have to just say it's a probable glycymeridid. 

Unless someone more knowledgeable chimes in. 

(and there are many). :)

I agree even though I will give scratching on more try
Thanks again for your time,I really appreciate it!!

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Tidgy's Dad
2 minutes ago, Serafim Katsifolis said:

I agree even though I will give scratching on more try
Thanks again for your time,I really appreciate it!!

Pleasure!:)

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abyssunder

It looks to be a Glycymeris sp. valve.
for comparison:

 

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Serafim Katsifolis
On 4/16/2018 at 2:14 AM, abyssunder said:

It looks to be a Glycymeris sp. valve.
for comparison:

 

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Wow there is certainly a big resemblance here!That's probably it

Thanks for your reply!! 

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Max-fossils

I agree with everyone else: a bittersweet clam, Glycymeris. Putting a species name to this one will be difficult considering the poor preservation, but keeping it to Glycymeris sp is still good! 

 

Oh, and about the location, it actually helps a lot if you are very precise when giving it. Naming a nearby town/city is good, but if you found it in a quarry/beach/etc, naming that location would be great. That way we can try and find out the age of sediments there. 

 

Btw, your shell will most likely be from the Miocene or the Pliocene, not as old as Mesozoic. ;) 

 

Best regards,

 

Max

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abyssunder

There are locations in Greece where fossil Glycymeris bivalves are present in a very large quantity, for example at Chrisi island, Crete.

 

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fifbrindacier

I agree, it's a glycymeris.

1 hour ago, abyssunder said:

There are locations in Greece where fossil Glycymeris bivalves are present in a very large quantity, for example at Chrisi island, Crete.

 

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What a concentration ! Impressive !

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Serafim Katsifolis

@Max-fossils , @fifbrindacier Thanks for your replies!
I agree,it is surely a glycymeridid
I found the fossil buried in soil at my village which is close to Kalamata,however I have no idea considering the geology of the area image.png.3e22566d94664efd9866964bd605cbdd.png

@fifbrindacier Great  photo ! Did not know about these locations
Guys thanks again for your replies!

 

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Max-fossils
20 hours ago, Serafim Katsifolis said:

@Max-fossils , @fifbrindacier Thanks for your replies!
I agree,it is surely a glycymeridid
I found the fossil buried in soil at my village which is close to Kalamata,however I have no idea considering the geology of the area image.png.3e22566d94664efd9866964bd605cbdd.png

@fifbrindacier Great  photo ! Did not know about these locations
Guys thanks again for your replies!

 

Glad i could help :) 

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Max-fossils
On 4/18/2018 at 7:25 PM, abyssunder said:

There are locations in Greece where fossil Glycymeris bivalves are present in a very large quantity, for example at Chrisi island, Crete.

 

 

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Wow!!! :wub::trilosurprise:

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