Giant Mexican limpet

Lieutenant George Peard RN collected many shells during his time aboard HMS Blossom which explored the Bering Strait. George Tradescant Lay was the official naturalist on this voyage and may have advised Peard on specimens to acquire.

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Common Name
giant Mexican limpet
Simple Name
mollusc: shell
Period Classification
George IV (1820-1830)
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PATELLIDAE: Patella cf. mexicana (Broderip & Sowerby): giant Mexican limpet