In January 1872, D. Pedro II was presented with a collection of fossilized shells of marine bivalves from the Eocene - 45 million years - of the Paris Basin, among which are exemplars of Cardita imbricata Lamarck. Currently, this collection is considered rare because of the destruction of fossiliferous deposits on the outskirts of the city of Paris.


  • Title: Collection of fossils of the Paris Basin
  • Physical Dimensions: w3 cm
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 Museu Nacional/UFRJ
  • Setor: Paleontologia
  • Sala de Exposição: Acervo
  • Local de Coleta/Origem: Bacia de Paris
  • Data de Origem/Produção: 45 milhões de anos atrás
  • Area de Conhecimento: Paleontologia

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