Fossil Friday 10/2/15: A prickly cockle

UF 220130

UF 220130, the prickly cockle Dallocardia baiterum. Photo © IVP FLMNH.

This week’s Fossil Friday feature is the prickly cockle Dallocardia baiterum. This bivalve specimen was found in the Gatún Formation and is Late Miocene in age. This species is endemic to the Caribbean side of Panama.

To learn more about this specimen, read the Fossils of Panama post about it here.

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