1.7" Pleistocene Gastropod Mollusk (Polinices) Fossil - Florida
This is a fossil gastropod mollusk of the species Polinices duplicatus that was collected from the Pleistocene age Okeechobee Formation (informal) near Miami, Florida. It is 1.7" long and approximately 200,000 years old.
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.