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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2000): Pueblo, Colorado, USA, candidate Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point for the base of the Turonian Stage of the Cretaceous, and for the base of the Middle Turonian Substage, with revision of the Inoceramidae (Bivalvia).