Fossil Information (Phanerozoic Eon)

ID:520
Fossil Type:Shell
Fossil Description:Agerostrea mesenterica (prehistoric oyster)
Status:Extinct
Relative Size:Medium
Class:Bivalvia
Subclass:Pteriomorpha
Order:Pterioida
Suborder:Ostreina
Superfamily:Ostraceae
Family:Ostreidae
Subfamily:Lophinae
Scientific Name (Genus species):Agerostrea mesenterica (Morton, 1834), Ostrea mesenterica or Ostrea falcata
Era/Period:Mesozoic/Cretaceous
Epoch/Age:Maastrichtian
MYA:About 72
Discovery Location (Water, Land):Poricy Brook
Discovery Location (City, ST):Middletown, NJ
Discovery Location (County):Monmouth
Deepest Formation:Navesink
Color:Gray
Comments:Concave area still contains matrix of glauconitic marl (with green/black glauconite grains), scalloped edges
Collector Name:RLD
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