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Nadav

I have found this fossil and cleand it with vinegar. I have never found a fossil like this one, can someone ID it? I saw some similar fossils from madagascar with the name "zipper oyster" if that what it is, can you tell me the scientific name and some details about it?

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Ludwigia

That certainly is an oyster. Can you please tell us where you found it and also the stratigraphy if possible? That would help us in determining its identity.

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Nadav

It was found in Israel. If I remember correctly the area is cretaceous.

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HansTheLoser

There is much Aptian to Cenomanian in Israel, and yes, Rastellum would also be my guess, perhaps Rastellum carinatum.

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Nadav

Thank you very much, it really looks like Rastellum

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abyssunder

Yes, it looks like a Rastellum species, maybe Rastellum diluvianum, or R. carinatum.

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dolevfab
On 11/25/2018 at 10:08 AM, Nadav said:

It was found in Israel. If I remember correctly the area is cretaceous.

Makhtesh hagadol exposes much of the jurassic, so if it's from there it could be jurassic. Ive found similar fossils in the area.

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Nadav
15 minutes ago, dolevfab said:

Makhtesh hagadol exposes much of the jurassic, so if it's from there it could be jurassic. Ive found similar fossils in the area.

Some from Ein Boqek, one from Carmel mountine, and most of them from Shizafon area.

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dolevfab
49 minutes ago, Nadav said:

Some from Ein Boqek, one from Carmel mountine, and most of them from Shizafon area.

All there places expose cretaceous rocks so I guess you were right judging its cretaceous.

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Nadav
Just now, dolevfab said:

All there places expose cretaceous rocks so I guess you were right judging its cretaceous.

Thank you, I was just using a map that I found online

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