Inoceramidae

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

Inoceramidae is an extinct family of clam like bivalves or clams. Fossils of inoceramids are found in marine sediments of Permian to latest Cretaceous in age. 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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