Fossil oyster, Gryphaea dilatata; Phylum: Mollusca Class: Bivalvia Order: Ostreo...

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Fossil oyster, Gryphaea dilatata

Taxonomic Classification

Phylum: Mollusca Class: Bivalvia Order: Ostreoida Family: Ostreidae Genus: Ostrea

Specimen Category

Fossil

About this object

Gryphaea 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.

Collection

Letchworth Museum

Object number

1970.35

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