1.1" Miocene Gastropod (Ecphora) Fossil - Maryland

This is a 1.1" long miocene snail from the species, Ecphora gardnerae. It was a predatory, marine gastropod that is indigenous to the North American Eastern Seaboard. This species is found in marine strata aging from the Late Eocene to the time of the mollusk's extinction during the Pliocene. Many Ecphora species are important index fossils and are also the state fossil of Maryland.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ecphora gardnerae
LOCATION
Calvert Cliffs, Maryland
FORMATION
Choptank Formation
SIZE
1.1" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#189572
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