Inoceramidae

Inoceramidae

 

a family of extinct bivalve mollusks. The Inoceramidae lived in Jurassic and Cretaceous seas. Their shells are characterized by a very strong development of the prismatic layer, which makes them easily distinguishable from other groups. The shells of some of these mollusks measure as much as 1 m long. The Inoceramidae are important index fossils.

REFERENCE

Osnovy paleontologii. Molliuski—pantsirnye, dvustvorchatye, lopatonogie. Moscow, 1960.
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