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Cutler, A. 2003. The Seashell on the Mountaintop . New York: Dutton.

Steno, N. 1667. Elementorum Myologiae Specimen, seu, Musculidescripto Geometrica cui accedunt Canis Carchariae Dissectum Caput, et Dissectus Piscis ex Canum Genere . Florenti: Stellae.

Zammit-Maempel, G. 1966. St Paul's tongues and Maltese folklore. Antiquity 40 (159): 220.

Zammit-Maempel, G. 1975. Fossil sharks' teeth: a medieval safeguard against poisoning. Melita Historica 6 : 391-406.

Zammit-Maempel, G. 1989. The Folklore of Maltese fossils. Papers in Mediterranean Social Studies 1 :1-29.

Zammit-Maempel, G. 1990. Rock from St. Paul's Grotto (Malta) in Medicine and Folklore . Rabat, Malta: Progress Press.