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Fossilised extinct Jurassic oyster

Fossilised extinct Jurassic oyster

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SINCLAIR STAMMERS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SINCLAIR STAMMERS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Fossilised 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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