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3. On a Clay Deposit with Fossil Arctic Shells, recently observed in the Basin of the Forth

  • Thomas Brown


The author having stated the circumstances which led to his discovering this bed with its fossils near the harbour at Elie, referred to a drawing of the section, and explained the position and contents of the different strata.

Specimens of the shells were exhibited, as named by Dr Otto Torrell of Lund, who had supplied important information as to their distribution. They are all, without exception, now living in the Arctic Seas. A majority of them are exclusively Arctic.



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page 96 note * “Most probably, but much injured.”

page 96 note † “Almost certainly this species, yet cannot be positively asserted.”

page 96 note ‡ The other species are—Saxicava rugosa, large form, Tellina proxima, Astarte compressa, Leda truncata, L. pygmæa, Natica groenlandica, large form. Fragments also occur which seem to belong to Cyprina Islandica and Mya truncata.


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