Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Venericardia alticosta Bivalve Fossil

This bivalve fossil was found in Monroeville, Monroe County, Alabama in the Gosport Sand Formation.  It existed in the Eocene Epoch of the Paleogene Period. The fossil appears to be a Venericardia alticosta (Conrad 1833).  I think I have had this fossil since 2010 but just recently cleaned it and found its name. Thanks to Herb & Pam for the fossil.

Identification based on plate 167 figure 16 of Index Fossils of North America (Shimer & Shrock, 1944).