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  • New exhibit will provide look at giant ancient mollusk

    A model of an ancient mollusk, Endolobus spectabilis, will be on display around the state with a fossil of an E. spectabilis shell. Paleontologist Joe Devera put together the exhibit and worked with a sculptor on the model. Devera was recently able to pinpoint the time period E. spectabilis inhabited shallow, murky lagoons in Illinois, before the time of the dinosaurs.

    Photo provided by Joe Devera.


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