paleontology
Huge fossil oster from North Carolina

Crassostrea gigantissima is a honking big oyster! This giant specimen was collected from the Oligocene deposits of North Carolina.

The size of this Crassostrea means it may have been 100 years old or older when it died.

Location: North Carolina

Collector: Karenne Snow

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  1. Riffin says:

    Yes. Crassostrea gigantissima. A new study from me on this species from India. for more informations:
    http://www.academia.edu/7766442/Presence_of_Miocene_Oysters_Rise_and_Fall_of_a_Paleo-Estuary_in_the_East_Coast_of_India

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