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Pecten sp

Description

Lower Jurassic, Middle Lias (incl. Dyrham Silts)
Whatley, near Frome
Somerset
England
M0770
Description:

Moore, C.
FALSE

Classification

Mollusca
Loboconcha
Bivalvia
Pteriomorphia
Ostreoida
Pectinina Superfamily Pectinoidea
Pectinidae
Pecten
sp.

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The original BRLSI site.

The original site of the Institution was Terrace Walk, by Parade Gardens. It replaced the Lower Assembly Rooms (Harrisons) which was burnt down in 1820.

Curatorial Curiosities

Early reconstruction of a Labyrinthodon

Early reconstruction of a Labyrinthodont: This is mid-19th Century, 1:30 scale model, designed by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins to be reproduced life size for the grounds of Crystal Palace. This reconstruction assumed it leapt like a frog and was based only on fragments of jaw and teeth. The Labyrinthodontia are a diverse subclass of amphibians, common between about 390 to 210 million years ago. They evolved to fill many adaptive niches occupied by mammals and reptiles today.