1.6" Ordovician Septate Gastropod (Ecculiomphalus) Fossil - Wisconsin

This is a 1.6" wide example of the Middle Ordovician septate gastropod, Ecculiomphalus undulatus. This fossil is part of an old collection from the Grand Detour Formation in Rock County, Wisconsin. It has been prepped free from the rock it was found in.

Gastropods, which are more commonly referred to as snails, have been around since the Late Cambrian period. The class Gastropoda contains a vast total of named species, second only to the insects in overall number. There are 611 known families of gastropods, of which 202 families are extinct and appear only in the fossil record.

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Ecculiomphalus undulatus
LOCATION
Rock County, Wisconsin
FORMATION
Grand Detour Formation
SIZE
Fossil: 1.6" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#216404
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