Fossilised Jurassic oyster bed

Fossilised Jurassic oyster bed

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Caption: Fossilised Jurassic oyster bed. Fossils of Gryphaea arcuata or 'Devil's Toenail' from Jurassic Lower Lias at Hock Cliff, Gloucestershire, UK. This an extinct marine oyster with an exceptionally thick shell that lived in deep marine sediments. The Jurassic period extended from around 200 to 145 million years ago.

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Keywords: animal, aquatic, devil's toe nail, devil's toenail, europe, extinct oyster, fauna, fossil, gryphaea, gryphaea arcuata, hock cliff, jurassic, lias, marine, mollusc, mollusca, oyster, oyster bed, palaeontology, prehistoric, preserved, river severn, rock, uk, united kingdom

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