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Lattissima Pecten Shell 282mm


Genuine fossilised pecten bivalve clam shell from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, southern France, more commonly known in France as 'Coquille St. Jacques'. These large shells may be found in the carbonate levels of the Miocene period. The large sizes of these mollusc's, often in a well preserved state and completeness makes for a desirable and fascinating 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: 20.5 cm
Width: 28.2 cm
Depth: 11 cm

Approximate weight: 4,513 kg