Inoceramus


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In`o`cer´a`mus


n.1.(Paleon.) An extinct genus of large, fossil, bivalve shells, allied to the mussels. The genus is characteristic of the Cretaceous period.
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Deep circulation in the Late Cretaceous, oxygenisotope paleotemperatures from Inoceramus remains in DSDS cores.
They consist of Krosno beds, Cergowa Sandstone, Inoceramus beds and Variegated Shales (Burtan et al., 1992).
Invertebrate fossil remains from this section and nearby sections include the ammonite Pseudpulchelliaflexicostata (Imlay) and pelecypods Inoceramus anglicus Woods and Arctica sp.?, as well as invertebrate traces such as Macaronichnus, Rosselia, Rhizocorallium, Gyrochorte, Planolites and possible Thalassinoides (LePain et al., 2008).
The Eze-Aku shale is dark-grey to black, calcareous, platy and thinly laminated with inoceramus moulds between the laminae and alternates with marl units to form cyclotherms.
Ptychodus predation upon a Cretaceous Inoceramus. Palaeont., 15:439-444.
Carbonate contents (mainly calcite) identified in this zone range from 20-30 %, which is a common value in the zone Xd ("resounding inoceramus calcareous sandstones") in other places of the basin.
Eze-Aku shale is dark-grey to black, calcareous, platy and thinly laminated shale with Inoceramus impressions between the laminae.