Cladoceramus

Cladoceramus is an extinct genus of fossil marine pteriomorphian bivalves that superficially resembled the related winged pearly oysters of the extant genus Pteria. They lived in the Santonian stage of the Late Cretaceous.

Cladoceramus
Temporal range: Santonian
~86.3–83.6 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pteriida
Family: Inoceramidae
Genus: Cladoceramus
Seitz 1961
Species
  • C. undulatoplicatus Roemer 1852

Biostratigraphic significanceEdit

The first appearance of the species Cladoceramus undulatoplicatus marks the beginning of the Santonian stage.

DistributionEdit

Fossils of the genus have been found in:[1]

United States

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