Ostrea crenulimarginata

Phylum Mollusca
Class Bivalvia

(Scale bar is 1 cm)

This large oyster is very common in the Clayton Formation of the Gulf Coast. In Georgia it commonly makes large 'oyster banks' composed of millions of individuals. These are common along the Flint River between Montezuma and GA highway 26.

The species is a very good guide fossil for lower Paleocene (Danian or Midwayan) strata.

It is found in many types of sedimentary rocks from many different depositional environments.


AGE: EARLY PALEOCENE

FORMATION: CLAYTON FORMATION

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