Rastellum carinatum

  •  Rastellum carinatum P 3362
    Photographer: Paul S. Mayer : Field Museum of Natural History - Geology Department
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC 4.0
    Description: Cretaceous oysters Rastellum carinatum originally named Ostrea frons (parkinson). They were originally displayed in 1893 during the World’s Columbian Exposition and part of the orginal Ward's Natural History establishment purchase.
Catalog Number: P 3362
Taxonomic Name: Rastellum carinatum
FM Catalog: Fossil Invertebrates
Object Kind: Hand Specimen
Lot count: 2
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pterioida
Family: Ostreidae
Period: Cretaceous
Earliest Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Morphology: Whole specimens
Lithology: No matrix
Coordinates Available?: No
EMu IRN: 2311974
Occurrence ID: ee1ab833-be1f-4676-ba46-1f5f4eb4136e

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