Devil's Toenail
Devil's Toenail

This devil's toenail, or Gryphea, used to recline like a shelly armchair on Warwickshire's sea bed.

Devil's toenails get a bad name from their appearance. Thankfully they have more in common with today's oysters than with the smelliest pair of prehistoric feet!

The picture shows a devil's toenail found at Stretton-on-Fosse.

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