2.2" Pliocene Cowry Gastropod (Siphocypraea) Fossil - Florida

This is a fossil cowry gastropod of the species Siphocypraea problematica that was collected from the Pliocene age Caloosahatchee Formation of Martin County, Florida. It is 2.2" long and approximately 2.5 - 5 million 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
Siphocypraea problematica
LOCATION
Martin County, Florida
FORMATION
Caloosahatchee Formation
SIZE
2.2" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#148568
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