Inoceramus


Inoceramus

 genus of extinct pelecypods (clams) found as fossils in Jurassic to Cretaceous rocks (laid down between 208 and 66.4 million years ago). Especially important and widespread in Cretaceous rocks, Inoceramus had a distinctive shell; it is large, thick, and wrinkled in a concentric fashion, making identification relatively simple. The many pits at the dorsal region were the anchoring points for the ligaments that closed the shell.

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  • Inoceramus — Inocérame (Inoceramus) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Inoceramus — In o*cer a*mus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. i s, ino s, a muscle + ? an earthen vessel.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of large, fossil, bivalve shells, allied to the mussels. The genus is characteristic of the Cretaceous period. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inocerămus — (I. Sow., Catillus u. Mytiloides Brogn., Fasermuschel), vorweltliche Muschelgattung aus der Familie Aviculidae (mit fast gleichen od. völlig gleichen Schalen, meist mit concentrischen Runzeln u. Streifen, Buckel etwas übergebogen, Schloßrand… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Inocerămus — Inocerămus, s. Muscheln …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Inoceramus — Inocerămus Brogn., eine im Jura und bes. in der Kreide artenreiche Muschelgattung von zungenartiger Gestalt mit breiter, flacher, dicker Schale [Abb. 860] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Inoceramus — Inocérame (Inoceramus) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Inoceramus — Taxobox name = Inoceramus image caption = Inoceramus from the Cretaceous of South Dakota. fossil range = Cretaceous regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Bivalvia subclassis = Pteriomorphia ordo = Praecardioida familia = Inoceramidae… …   Wikipedia

  • Inoceramus — Inocẹramus   [griechisch kéramos »Ton«, »Ziegel«], ausgestorbene Gattung eiförmiger bis rundlicher, ungleichklappiger und ungleichseitiger, konzentrisch berippter Muscheln aus der Jura und Kreidezeit; Durchmesser bis 1 m; wichtige Leitfossilien… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • inoceramus — ino·cer·a·mus …   English syllables

  • inoceramus — ˌinōˈserəməs, ˌīn noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from in (III) + Greek keramos potter s clay, pottery : a genus of large filibranchiate bivalve mollusks (suborder Mytilacea) especially characteristic of the Cretaceous …   Useful english dictionary


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