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Shells from Carniol

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Max-fossils

Hi all,

 

Here are a gastropod and a bivalve that I found in Carniol, southeastern France this summer. 

They are from the "Gargasian", Aptian, Cretaceous. 

 

The pictures aren't fantastic, so if needed I can retake them. 

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Max

 

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A gastropod (surprisingly not a steinkern, but the shell itself!). Preservation is surprisingly good I find for something this old, especially taking into account the fact it's been replaced by pyrite!

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The bivalve. I feel like saying Inoceramus, but I'm really not sure. I know my Neogene bivalves considerably better than my Cretaceous ones! :P 

Knowing the species of this lovely little dude would be awesome! I was very happy when finding this one. 

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice finds. 

I would guess Cerithium aptiense and don't know about the bivalve. 

It looks like the inoceramid that at least used to be called Birostrina, but this may be confined to the Gault Clay, (Albian) if I recall. 

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17 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Nice finds. 

I would guess Cerithium aptiense and don't know about the bivalve. 

It looks like the inoceramid that at least used to be called Birostrina, but this may be confined to the Gault Clay, (Albian) if I recall. 

Thanks a lot Adam!

Cerithium aptiense does seem to be the best option: http://le-coin-a-fossiles.fr/Gargasien.html

And our small inoceramid would then be Thyasira sculpta:ighappy:

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