French Gigantopecten #1

$1,300.00

Fossil Brachiopod & Bivalve Collection

1 in stock

SKU: French Gigantopecten #1 - T0414 Categories: , Tags: , , ,

Description

  • Gigantopecten Restitutensis
  • Miocene Age
  • Lacoste quarry Vaucluse, France
  • Specimen measures approx. 10″ x 22″

Gigantopecten is a genus of fossil scallops, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Pectinidae, the scallops.  Species within this genus have a very large shells, reaching a height of about 134 millimetres (5.3 in) and a length of about 167 millimetres (6.6 in). The shell is thick and biconvex. The left valve is slightly more convex than the right one. The radial ribs are wide, but very shallow. Both auricles are the same size and shape