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Caption: A fossil specimen of Hippopodium ponderosum J. Sowerby. A fossil bivalve. (Mollusca, Bivalvia.) Raasay, Invernessshire, Scotland.
Description: This specimen of Hippopodium ponderosum is from the Lower Jurassic, Lower Lias, raricostatum zone of Raasay. British Geological Survey Biostratigraphy Collection number GSE 2295. Like Cardinia and Astarte, Hippopodium was a member of the muddy sand community and an infaunal (burrowing), suspension-feeding bivalve. The Lias was a marine shale facies that in Skye and Raasay consisted of the lower Broadford Beds composed of limestone and shales and the upper Pabba Shales consisting of sandy micaceous shales.
Date taken: 01/01/2003
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Copyright statement: NERC
Orientation: Portrait
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