Fossil Information (Phanerozoic Eon)

ID:50
Fossil Type:Shell
Fossil Description:Exogyra costata (prehistoric oyster)
Status:Extinct
Relative Size:Very Large
Class:Bivalvia
Subclass:Pteriomorphia, Pteriomorpha
Order:Ostreoida
Suborder:Ostreina
Superfamily:Ostraceae, Ostreacea
Family:Pycnodonteidae
Subfamily:Exogyrinae
Scientific Name (Genus species):Exogyra costata (Say, 1820) or Exogyra cancellata
Era/Period:Mesozoic/Cretaceous
Epoch/Age:Maastrichtian
MYA:67 to 74
Discovery Location (Water, Land):Big Brook
Discovery Location (City, ST):Marlboro/Colts Neck, NJ
Discovery Location (County):Monmouth
Deepest Formation:Mount Laurel / Winona undifferentiated
Color:Gray
Comments:Giant prehistoric shell (69-76 mya)
Collector Name:RLD
Image Filename 1:DSCF3700.jpg
Image Filename 2:DSCF3701.jpg

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