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Fossil Identification Guide

Bones | Shells | Teeth

SHELLS

ARK SHELL
Dallarca elevata
Mollusk
Invertebrate
ARK SHELL
Dallarca elnia
Mollusk
Invertebrate
ARK SHELL
Dallarca idonea
Mollusk
Invertebrate
ARK SHELL
Dallarca subrostrata
Mollusk
Invertebrate
ARK SHELL
Striarca centenaria
Mollusk
Invertebrate
ASTARTE CLAM
Astarte cuneiformis
Mollusk
Invertebrate
ASTARTE CLAM
Astarte obruta
Mollusk
Invertebrate
ASTARTE CLAM
Astarte thisphila
Mollusk
Invertebrate
ASTARTE CLAM
Lirophora alveata
Mollusk
Invertebrate
ASTARTE CLAM
Lirophora parkeria
Mollusk
Invertebrate
ASTARTE CLAM
Melosia staminea
Mollusk
Invertebrate
BITTERSWEET CLAMS
Glycymeris parilis
Mollusk
Invertebrate
CARDITA CLAM
Cardita granulate
Mollusk Invertebrate
COCKLE SHELLS
Chesacardium
Mollusk
Invertebrate
CORBULA CLAM
Varicorbula elevata
Mollusk
Invertebrate
CORBULA CLAM
Corbula inaequalis
Mollusk
Invertebrate
CRASSINELLA CLAM
Marvacrassatella turgidula
Mollusk
Invertebrate
FALSE ANGELWING
Pleiorytis calvertensis
Mollusk
Invertebrate
GEODUCK
(PRONOUNCED "GOOEY" DUCK)
Panopea americana
Mollusk
Invertebrate
GEODUCK
(PRONOUNCED "GOOEY" DUCK)
Panopea goldfussi
Mollusk
Invertebrate
LUCINE CLAM
Stewartia anodonta
Mollusk
Invertebrate
LUCINE CLAM
Stewartia foremani
Mollusk
Invertebrate
LUCINE CLAM
Lucinoma contracta
Mollusk
Invertebrate
MUSSEL SHELL
Mytilus conradinus
Mollusk
Invertebrate
OYSTER SHELL
Pycnodonte percrassa
Mollusk
Invertebrate
TREE OYSTER SHELL
Isognomon maxillata
Mollusk
Invertebrate
SCALLOP SHELL
Pecten humphreysii
Mollusk
Invertebrate
SCALLOP SHELL
Chesapecten coccymelus
Mollusk
Invertebrate
SCALLOP SHELL
Chesapecten marylandica
Mollusk
Invertebrate
SCALLOP SHELL
Chesapecten nefrens
Mollusk
Invertebrate
SURF CLAM
Spisula subcuneata
Mollusk
Invertebrate
SURF CLAM
Mactrodesma subponderosa
Mollusk
Invertebrate
TELLIN CLAM
Florimetis biplicata
Mollusk
Invertebrate
TONGUE SHELL
Glossus marylandica
Mollusk
Invertebrate
TONGUE SHELL
Glossus santamaria
Mollusk
Invertebrate
VENUS CLAM
Macrocallista marylandica
Mollusk
Invertebrate
VENUS CLAM
Clementia inoceriformis
Mollusk
Invertebrate
VENUS CLAM
Dosinia acetabulum
Mollusk
Invertebrate
QUAHOG-VENUS CLAM
Mercenaria cuneata
Mollusk
Invertebrate
CUP-AND-SAUCER SHELL
Crucibulum costatum
Mollusk
Invertebrate
CUP-AND-SAUCER SHELL
Crucibulum multilineatum
Mollusk
Invertebrate
KEYHOLE LIMPET
Fissuridea alticosta
Mollusk
Invertebrate
AUGER SHELL
Terebra simplex
Mollusk
Invertebrate
CONE SHELL
Conus deluvianus
Mollusk
Invertebrate
MOON SNAIL
Polinices duplicatus
Mollusk
Invertebrate
MOON SNAIL
Lunatia heros
Mollusk
Invertebrate
MUREX SHELL
Ecphora gardnerae
Mollusk
Invertebrate
MARYLAND STATE FOSSIL
MUREX SHELL
Ecphora gardnerae
Mollusk
Invertebrate
MARYLAND STATE FOSSIL
MUREX SHELL
Ecphora meganae
Mollusk
Invertebrate
MUREX SHELL
Ecphora tricostata
Mollusk
Invertebrate
MUREX SHELL
Typhis acuticosta
Mollusk
Invertebrate
WHELK
Buccinofusus chesapeakensis
Mollusk
Invertebrate
WHELK
Buccinofusus parilis
Mollusk
Invertebrate
OLIVE SHELL
Bulliopsis marylandica
Mollusk
Invertebrate
OYSTER DRILL
Urosalpinx subrusticus
Invertebrate
Mollusk
NASSA MUD SNAILS
Nassarius peralta
Mollusk
Invertebrate
FULGUR WHELKS
Busycon fusiforme
Mollusk
Invertebrate
CHANNELED WHELK
Busycotypus coronatum
Mollusk
Invertebrate
CHANNELED WHELK
Busycotypus rugosum
Mollusk
Invertebrate
TOP SHELL
Calliostoma humile
Mollusk
Invertebrate
TURRID SHELL
Hemipleurotoma communis
Mollusk
Invertebrate
TURRITELLA
Turritella exaltata
Mollusk
Invertebrate
TURRITELLA
Turritella indenta
Mollusk
Invertebrate
TURRITELLA
Turritella plebia
Mollusk
Invertebrate
VOLUTE SHELL
Scaphella virginiana
Mollusk
Invertebrate
WORM SHELL
Lemintina granifera
Mollusk
Invertebrate
TUSK SHELLS
Dentalium attenuatum
Mollusk
Invertebrate
SAND DOLLAR
Abertalla aberti
Echinoderm
Invertebrate
HEART URCHIN
Echinocardium marylandiense
Mollusk
Invertebrate
BRITTLE STAR
Ophioderma
Echinoderm
Invertebrate
STARFISH
Echinoderm
Invertebrate
BRYOZOAN COLONY
Palmicellaria convoluta
Bryozoan
Invertebrate
HYDROZOAN COLONY
Hydractinia multispinosa
Hydrozoa
Invertebrate
CORAL COLONY
Astrhelia palmata
Coral
Invertebrate
BARNACLE
Balanus concavus
Arthropod
Invertebrate
BLUE CRAB
Necronectes drydeni
Arthropod
Invertebrate
CRAB BODY PARTS
Arthropod
Invertebrate
CRAB CLAW PIECES
Arthropod
Invertebrate
SPIDER CRAB CLAW
Libinia
Arthropod
Invertebrate
BURROW AND FEEDING
TRACE FOSSIL
Trace fossil
Invertebrate
BURROW AND FEEDING
TRACE FOSSIL
Trace fossil
Invertebrate
CORK-SCREW TRACE FOSSIL
Gyrolithus
Trace fossil
Invertebrate

 

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