UGA Stratigraphy Lab

The data is in the strata

Camptonectes

Species

Camptonectes bellistriatus (Meek, 1860)
Large, up to 6 cm wide, and relatively flat, about 1–2 cm in thickness. Subovate, higher than wide, large auricles, coarse radiating branching ribs and fine concentric growth lines.
Occurrence: Redwater (abundant in shell beds near top), Stump
Originally named Pecten bellistriatus
Reference: Imlay, 1964

Specimen Photo

Camptonectes bellistriatus
Drawing from Meek and Hayden, 1865

Camptonectes platessiformis White, 1880
distinguished from C. bellistriatus by being smaller, more slenger, with longer hinge and broad coarse ribs
Occurrence: Bajocian to early Callovian
Reference: Imlay, 1964

Specimen Photo

Camptonectes platessiformis
Photograph from Imlay, 1964

Camptonectes stygius White, 1874
Medium-sized, suborbicular, moderately convex, covered with fine concentric growth lines
Occurrence: Bajocian to early Callovian
Reference: Imlay, 1964

Specimen Photo

Camptonectes stygius
Photograph from Imlay, 1964