1.8" Pleistocene Gastropod (Americoliva) Fossil - Florida

This is a fossil gastropod of the species Americoliva sayana roseae that was collected from the Pleistocene age Okeechobee Formation (informal) near Miami, Florida. It is 1.8" 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.

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SPECIES
Americoliva sayana roseae
LOCATION
Miami, Florida
FORMATION
Okeechobee Formation (informal)
SIZE
1.8" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#146108
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