Pecten fossils for sale, the premium destination for high-quality fossil pecten shells discovered and procured from the French Riviera Provence-Alpes, Côte d'Azur in the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France. The ubiquitous large white 'Coquille St. Jacques' scallop shell successfully acquired by shell oil for the company logo and is recognisable to us all, here we offer some of the best examples of this familiar fossil mollusc.
£2,492.00Fossilised pecten clam shells originating in 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 molluscs, often in a well-preserved state and completeness makes for a desirable and fascinating fossil exhibit. Genus: Chlamys lattissima sp. Pecten shell 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 and stand measurements. Height: 46.0 cm Width: 54.0 cm Depth: 10.0 cm Pecten plate measurements. Height: 38.0 cm Width: 54.0 cm Depth: 5.0 cm Approximate weight: 14,200 kg Learn More