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Contact: Robin Ann Smith
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Clam Fossils (49-37 Million Years Old)

Caption: Location: Claiborne Bluff on the Alabama River, Monroe County, Alabama Organisms: Venericardia densata, extinct species of clam Age: middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 million years ago) Lisbon Formation

Credit: Photo by Paul Harnik

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