FOSSIL SEA SNAIL SHELL WITH BEAUTIFUL COLOR MOTTLING AND MATRIX
Indian River County, Florida, U.S.A.
PERIOD: 5 - 1.81 million years ago
Known for its splendid
array of gastropod fossils, Florida is home to many fossil shell species
in abundance. The nature of finding a gastropod fossil in a shell
pit, for example, usually means that it will be heavily weathered and
seriously damaged. Certainly, delicate features of the shell are
almost always missing. What is most unique and exciting about this
fossil specimen of Busycon carica is that all the anatomy is still intact
and well-preserved. The pointed whorl is complete and overall
surface detail is still present and wonderfully visible. The outer
surface has a beautiful hint of blue mottling!
Do not confuse this genuine
fossil with inexpensive MODERN shells available in shell shops from this
The interior is still filled with the original fossil shell
matrix of the pit from which it was collected.
This complete and very high-grade
specimen came from a prehistoric sea snail that lived 5 million years ago,
crawling around the ocean floor when the massive Megalodon shark still
terrorized the warm waters off the southeastern Atlantic coast of
prehistoric North America. This remarkable gastropod fossil is
recommended for its immense size and display appeal. Guaranteed NO REPAIR and NO RESTORATION.
otherwise known as the "Knobbed Whelk", is
state shell of Georgia, USA.
This large gastropod is still alive today. In prehistoric times
during the Pliocene Period, this predatory marine invertebrate roamed the ocean floor
searching for its primary victim, bivalves. This whelk feeds by attaching itself to its prey with its foot and
slowly rasping a hole in the shell of its unfortunate victim.
If you want a stunning and massive prehistoric sea snail fossil for
we highly recommend this example. This is the largest fossil shell
species of this region we could offer and makes for a highly interesting
display when accompanied by other marine fossils from the same time
period such as fossil shark teeth (Megalodon!), corals and bivalves.
CHOICE AND LARGE
SEA SNAIL WITH ORIGINAL MATRIX FROM THE DAYS OF THE MEGALODON SHARK!
$265 GA043 INCLUDES
Item - One Only
Comes with a certificate of authenticity / information sheet.