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BEG 21386 3D Model
(BEG 21386; Hypotype)
A well preserved Eocene oyster, with both valves still attached and intact. Collected in 1949 by Henryk Stenzel from an exposure of the Clairborne Group near the Conecuh River, in Covington County, Alabama. The site is referred to as ‘Caton’s Bluff.’
Unlike most bivalves, oysters lack symmetry between their valves, so individual valves can take on radically different shapes and morphologies. This specimens has pores indicative of either predation or parasitization by other marine invertebrates.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 48.0 mm x 42.0 mm x 25.0 mm (1.9 in x 1.7 in x 0.9 in)
Credits: The model was generated using a NextEngine 3D scanner. This sample was completed by Chase Shelburne. Funding was provided by ‘Adopt-A-Fossil’, a University of Texas at Austin Hornraiser crowdfunding project. Run by the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Lab at the Jackson School of Geosciences.
Reference: Stenzel, H. 1952. Boundary Problems.