8.3" Tall, Miocene Fossil Gastropod Cluster - France
These are fossil gastropods collected near Bordeaux, France. They are Early Miocene in age which makes them approximately 16-20 million years old. The sandstone has been meticulously prepared to expose these shells. Multiple species are represented in each cluster which make each cluster unique and truly one-of-a-kind. The prominent members of this collection are two Buccinidae (welk) and a Conidae (cone snails) and a Charoniidae (trumpet snail). The largest shell is a welk. In addition, there are shells and fragments from a number of other marine gastropods, corals, and mollusks.
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