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Max-fossils

Hi all,

 

Here are 11 different shells, bivalves and gastropods, that I would like to be able to ID down to species level. I got them in a little bag full of these little shells, . I have a decent idea of the genus of most, but I'm lost as to when it comes to species.

The shells are all from Ferriere-Larcon, Loire, France. It says on the label that they are from the "Falun de Pontelivien" ("falun" translates to "shelly", as in "shelly layer", referring to the main components of the layer: fossil shells), and that they are from the Serravallian stage of the Miocene (approx 12 mya).

 

These are just 11 of the different species, from about an estimate of 40 different ones. These are the ones I am most interested in IDing for now. But, if you maybe have a document or so with a list or plates of all the possible species from this location/formation, that would be even better!

 

In case better pictures are needed, let me know.

 

Thanks in advance for the help,

 

Max

 

 

#1: Cardita sp (species... ?)

 

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#2: Anadara sp/Arca sp

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#3: not sure about this one...

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#4: Cardita/Cyclocardia (well it's a Carditidae, but I'm not sure which one)

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#5: something similar to Columbella?

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#6: don't know...

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#7: Capulus sp?

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#8: Diodora sp

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#9: Clausinella sp

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#10: Glycymeris sp

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#11: the hinge is what is throwing me off of what genus/species this could be...

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tomclark

Some of the very same shell species from Miocene Florida.  Neat.

I often use for reference A Guide for Identifying Florida Fossil Shells & Other Invertebrates

by Lelia and William Brayfield

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2 hours ago, tomclark said:

Some of the very same shell species from Miocene Florida.  Neat.

I often use for reference A Guide for Identifying Florida Fossil Shells & Other Invertebrates

by Lelia and William Brayfield

Alright thanks. The genera are probably similar to those from Florida, but the species most likely not. Species rarely occur on both sides of the Atlantic (of course, they sometimes do, but mostly that is not the case). 

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Coco

Hi Max,

 

I have mollusca from Ferrières-Larçon (37 - F) but I never id them... I know you are able to read french, so here is what I found (not necessary good quality :wacko:)

 

- http://hybodus.free.fr/min_et_foss/faluns_touraine_174_mai_1990.pdf

 

- http://biblio.naturalsciences.be/rbins-publications/memoirs-of-the-royal-institute-of-natural-sciences-of-belgium-second-series/83-1967/vol-83-3800216-text.pdf

 

For the second one, there is no plates but you can find names and search on the web. I haven't more publications about this area.

 

Coco

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