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And another Antwerp bivalve: Veneridae?

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Hi all,

 

Slightly incomplete, but I think that this shell is from the Veneroidea order, and possibly the Veneridae. I would like to narrow that down a little more though, hopefully to species.

Is Callista chione  perhaps a possibility?

It's from Antwerp, Belgium. "Scaldisian" of the Pliocene (3 myo), Kattendijk Formatie (?). 

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Max

 

 

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Certainly the right area. 

Not sure of the range of the species you mention, but Callista seems about right. 

Even some of the Venus sp. are very similar to this. 

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25 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Certainly the right area. 

Not sure of the range of the species you mention, but Callista seems about right. 

Even some of the Venus sp. are very similar to this. 

Well that's the thing... They all look very similar! :doh!:

Thanks

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David in Japan

Wow, I love the look of this bivalve, really nice found Max

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12 hours ago, David in Japan said:

Wow, I love the look of this bivalve, really nice found Max

Thanks David! 

I'm not ready to give this one away, but if you would like I could send you some very similar ones (from the same family):

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