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Fossil Type:



Myalina sp.


St. Louis Limestone


Meramecian, Middle Mississippian


Meade Co., Kentucky


One of the most common bivalves of the Carboniferous, this genus is characterized by a triangular shell with regular growth lines. Notice the fenestrate bryozoans, the oval holes stand out while the exoskeleton has dissolved away. These are steinkerns. Anonymous collection.

Date Posted:

May 22, 2015


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