Inoceramidae

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Inoceramidae
InoceramusCretaceousSouthDakota.jpg
Inoceramus from the Cretaceous of South Dakota
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Pteriomorphia
Order: Praecardioida
Family: Inoceramidae

Inoceramidae was a family of prehistoric clams. Inoceramids tended to live in upper bathyal and neritic environments.[1] In Alaska's Matanuska Formation, the most abundant mollusks in the quarry containing the Talkeetna Mountains Hadrosaur were inoceramids.[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

Inoceramidae Giebel 1852

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Paleoecologic Context", Pasch and May (2001); pages 224–225.
  2. ^ "Paleoecologic Context", Pasch and May (2001); page 228.

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