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  • "Shell very oblique, elongated, linguaeform, moderately convex;" -- from the original 1856 description of the fossil bivalve shell Avicula linguaeformis in a note entitled Descriptions of new fossil species from the Cretaceous Formation of Sage Creek, Nebraska, collected by the North Pacific Railroad Expedition, under Gov, J.J. Stevens. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Vol. VII p. 63.

    July 17, 2010