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Lance Comfort

Eleanor Gardner @egardner Okay….doesn’t appear to be any interest in this fossil.  I have been doing a lot of internet investigation and have determined the following.  Definitely Ostreidae Lopha and even though the most similar example I can find is the marshii, this is only found in Europe.  The only Lopha I can see that was located in  Southeast US is Lopha vicksburgensis, (Oligocene) however the few examples I have seen do not look as similar as the marshii.  This could be a new species or possible just a variant of vicksburgensis or a possible new location for marshii.  I have no idea as to how going about determining a new species, however, if anyone is interested please let me know and I will be happy to pass this on to you.  Thanks….Lance