Name/TitleFossil oyster, Gryphaea dilatata
Taxonomic ClassificationPhylum: Mollusca Class: Bivalvia Order: Ostreoida Family: Ostreidae Genus: Ostrea
About this objectGryphaea dilatata, oyster.
These extinct oysters are often known as ‘Devil’s toenails’. They are common fossils and people once believed that carrying one would relieve rheumatism.
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