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Lattissima Pecten Shell 251mm


An authentic fossilised lattissima pecten shell from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, southern France. More commonly known in France as 'Coquille St. Jacques', these large shells can be found in the carbonate levels of the Miocene period. The large sizes of these mollusc's, often well preserved state and completeness all makes for a very popular and collectible 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.

Pecten measurements.
Height: 25.1 cm
Width: 17.3 cm
Depth: 12 cm

Approximate weight: 4,433 kg