Inoceramidae

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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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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