8.1" Pliocene Gastropod (Triplofusus) Fossil - Florida

This is a large fossil gastropod of the species Triplofusus papillosus (horse conch) that was collected from the Pliocene age Caloosahatchee Formation of Sarasota County, Florida. It is 8.1" 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
Triplofusus papillosus
LOCATION
Sarasota County, Florida
FORMATION
Caloosahatchee Formation
SIZE
8.1" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#146163
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