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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.

Did you know...

French conductor

One of the debates at the1864 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, in Bath, argued whether lightning conductors were better made of iron or copper. A Frenchman burst into the proceedings saying that they were going to solve this problem by building the biggest lightning conductor ever seen.

Curatorial Curiosities

Canadian birch-bark container

Made from birch-bark with blue and red dyed porcupine quill embroidery (the blue colouration has faded), the craftsmanship of this item is superb. The person who made this container was either a Métis or First Nations aboriginal Canadian of Red River Colony, Manitoba, Canada.