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co qui na n. 1. Any of various small marine clams of the genus Donax that are common in the coastal waters of the eastern and southern United States and have variously colored, often striped or banded shells. 2.A soft, porous limestone, composed essentially of fragments of shells and coral, used as a building material. [Spanish, cockle, probably diminutive of concha, shell, from Latin, mussel. See CONCH.

(From the American Heritage Dictionary, Third Edition. Emphasis is ours.)

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Palaeontologia Electronica is a general paleontological journal of the widest possible scope and is accessed through a World Wide Web (WWW) browser such as Netscape. Technical contributions in the form of papers, editorials, book reviews, announcements, etc. from any branch of paleontology (e.g., micropaleontology, palynology, invertebrate paleontology, paleobotany, vertebrate paleontology) and on any topic are welcome. These contributions are edited to be accessible to all persons with a professional knowledge of paleontology regardless of their specialty or area(s) of expertise.

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