Mactromya Cardioides – A Grade
£2.00 – £2.25 ex VAT
• Geological Age: Jurassic period, Lower Lias, Ibex zone, 200 to 145 million years ago.
• Location: Blockley Quarry, Near, Moreton, Gloucestershire, UK
• Family: Bivalve
• Species: Mactromya Cardioides
Mactroymya bivalve fossil specimens dated from the Lower Lias of the Jurassic period over 200 million years old, these samples from Blockley quarry in Gloucestershire are excellent quality pieces, a uniform white colour, growth lines and hinge lines all visible. Ideal for collectors of British fossils, can also be used for educational use if budget is not a problem, they pieces are 7 cm in size and come supplied in a tray with a label.
Mactromya are an extinct genus of bivalve which lived during the Jurassic period, around 200 million years ago. They were marine dwelling fauna which lived in warm tropical oceans. This particular species is known as mactromya cardioides, often characterised by the smooth surface of their shells. They were found in Blockley quarry many years ago, located in Moreton, Gloucestershire. We have two grades available for these fossils, these A grade specimens are much higher quality, with near perfect morphological details being present and very little damage to the shells, they are available in two sizes, show growth lines and hinges and come supplied in a card tray with an information label.