Fossil oyster, Gryphaea dilatata; Phylum: Mollusca Class: Bivalvia Order: Ostreo...
Fossil oyster, Gryphaea dilatataTaxonomic Classification
Phylum: Mollusca Class: Bivalvia Order: Ostreoida Family: Ostreidae Genus: OstreaSpecimen Category
FossilAbout 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.
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