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Lattissima Pecten Shell 255mm


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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. The Mediterranean scallop, is a species marine bivalve and a mollusc in the greater family of Pectinidae. 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

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A distinctive Chlamys latissimi pecten clam shell encapsulated in the original fossil layer it has lain in for over 15 million years. The limestone rock cleaned from the shell valve creating a superb and fascinating exhibit of the natural history of our planet, the base has been cut flat making a striking rocky feature.

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.

The fossil store also surmount these mollusc's on various attractive bases or plinths supporting the beauty of the large dramatic 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 Miocene
Origin France
Colour White