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Scallops are unusual among bivalves in their ability to 'swim'. If startled, they flap the valves frantically, expelling jets of water that propel them in a long, arcing, jerky path away from danger. Because they live at the sediment surface, they generally aren't as useful as burrowing species for interpreting sedimentary environments.
Chlamys anatipes is only found in lower Oligocene (Vicksburgian or Rupelian) strata, including the Bridgeboro Limestone and the Oligocene residuum in Georgia.
AGE: EARLY OLIGOCENE
FORMATION: BRIDGEBORO LIMESTONE and RESIDUUM
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