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Invertebrate Fossils of NJ

Scallops

Family:  Pectinidae (Wilkes, 1810)
 

 One of very few groups of bivalves to be primarily free-living, with many species capable of rapidly swimming short distances or migrating from one area to another. Scallops are fragile and rarely found in New Jersey. (Richards et al, 1962)  lists over 10 species from New Jersey.

 


 

Pecten sp.

 Tinton Formation - Cretaceous
Monmouth, County, NJ
 


 

References
 

Richards, H. G., 1958. The Cretaceous fossils of New Jersey. (Part 1). New Jersey Dept. of Conservation and Economic Development. New Jersey Geology Survey Bulletin, vol. 61, 266 p., 46 pls.

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