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Palaeontologist extracting a fossil. Palaeontologist using cutting tools to remove surrounding rock from a fossil mollusc. This fossil (Caprina adversa) is a rudist, a group of prehistoric bivalved molluscs that had unusually-shaped shells. It dates back to around 100 million years ago, in the Early Cretaceous epoch. Photographed in France.
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