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NPL 20385 3D Model
(NPL 20385; Figured)
A spectacularly well preserved lower-Cretaceous bivalve. Collected in 2006 by Linda McCall from an exposure of the Edwards Formation near Georgetown, in Williamson County, Texas.
In life, this animal would have lived on the silty bottom of a shallow, inland sea that covered much of Texas during the Cretaceous period, known as the Western Interior Seaway.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 27.9 mm x 20.8 mm x 12.1 mm (1.1 in x 0.8 in x 0.5 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: McCall, L., et al. 2008. Spectacularly Preserved, Mollusc Dominated Fauna from a Cavity Layer in the Lower Cretaceous Edwards Formation, Central Texas