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CLYPEUS WITH EVIDENCE OF PREDATION - JURASSIC, GLOUCESTERSHIRE.
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CLYPEUS WITH EVIDENCE OF PREDATION - JURASSIC, GLOUCESTERSHIRE.


Clypeus plotti Salter.

Base cut block of oolitic limestone with a beautiful well preserved complete Clypeus developed out. The quality of the preparation on this specimen is amazing. One whole segment of the upper surface shows extensive evidence of the Echinoid suffering predation. It consists of 4 areas of sinuous channels and a large elliptical hole in the test. Several different invertebrates prey on Echinoids. Starfish are the most likely culprit although predatory large Gastropods are also a possibility. This is the finest example of this sort of predation I have seen in 37 years in the fossil business. Quite extraordinary.

Jurassic, Bajocian, Clypeus Grit.
Wyke Rissington, Gloucestershire.

Clypeus : 10 cm. diam.



Our Price: £45.00




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