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Lattissima Pecten Shell 000mm


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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.

Pecten measurements.
Height: 21.4 cm
Width: 20.3 cm
Depth: 10 cm

Approximate weight: 2,673 kg

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The beautifully preserved fossil shell has been set onto a fossil marble base, the base is filled with excellent examples of orthoceras phragmacones, the remains of the Orthoceras cephalopod are chambered and are similar in form to the modern day cuttlefish. The Orthoceras died out around the end of the Permian period some 250 million years ago. Our aim here is to link these two periods together creating a display to intrigue.

A fine fossilised Chlamys lattissima pecten clam shell from the region of 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 size, completeness and attractive colouration of these fossilised shells makes them very collectible.

Here at the fossil store we surmount the mollusc's on various attractive bases or plinths uplifting the beauty of the shellfish, creating with mother nature helping hand, a beautifully decorate original fossil sculpture, suitable for inclusion in your environment, which creates not only a dramatic sculptural art-form, also an authentic natural history piece of interest sure to intrigue and impress.

Additional Information

Age Pleistocene
Origin France