4.8" Mercenaria Permagna Clam Fossil Golden Calcite Crystal Rucks Pit Florida
Location: Rucks Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida, United States
Weight: 1 Pound 7.6 Ounces
Dimensions: 4.8 Inches Long, 3.4 Inches Wide, 2.5 Inches Thick
This is a genuine fossil.
The item pictured is the one you will receive.
The Mercanaria Clam is a type of ancient marine bivalve mollusk that lived during the Miocene epoch, about 20 million years ago. It is a member of the family Mercanariidae, which is a group of fossil clams that are found in the Middle to Late Miocene sediments of the Florida platform. The fossil clam is characterized by its distinctive shell shape and the presence of three or four cardinal teeth on each valve.
The Mercanaria fossil clam is known for its unique preservation, as the fossilized shells have been found with impressions of the animal’s soft body parts, such as the mantle and the siphon. This allows scientists to study the anatomy and behavior of this ancient species in great detail.
The fossil clam is also known for its abundance in the Florida Keys, where it is found in a variety of fossil-bearing formations, including limestone and dolostone. The fossils are often found in association with other marine organisms, such as sharks, rays, and sea turtles, which provides valuable insights into the ecosystem and environment in which the Mercanaria fossil clam lived.