The MSF has given a lot of attention to assembling good collections of
fossil seashells. For example, our collections host the holotype of rge
famous Gisortia megaloptera,
and a second, complete specimen of this fascinating species. Thereare
numerous rare Pleurotomariids (Slit-Shells), and a growing collection
fo Eocene cowries. In the words of Paul Sagan: You have to know the
past to understand the present.