Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Venericardia planicosta Pelecypod 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 planicosta (Lamarck 1801).  It is extra nice in that both halves are present. I still need to clean this fossil. Thanks to Herb & Pam for the fossil.

Identification based on plate 167 figure 22 of Index Fossils of North America (Shimer & Shrock, 1944).