Details:Authentic fossilised Lattissima Pecten set onto a Devonian fossil marble plinth. The clam shell originates the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur of southern France. Commonly named as 'Coquille St. Jacques' in France, these bivalves are found in the carbonate levels of the Miocene. The large sizes of the mollusc's, often discovered in a well preserved state and of good completeness, makes for a very popular and collectible prehistoric specimen fossil. Read more below...
Genus: Chlamys latissima sp.
Age: Cenozoic Era, Miocene Period; Burdigalian/Aquitanian Stages, around 23 to 15 million years ago
Origin: Lacoste quarries near Marseilles, Bollene, Vaucluse department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
Height: 21.4 cm
Width: 20.3 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Approximate weight: 2,673 kg