This is a 10 fossil sea snail shell collection of various species, most are extinct but one species is still living. The group includes species and quantity of Pleioptygma carolinensis (2), Siphocypraea carolinensis (3), Phyllonotus pomum (2), Cancellaria floridanus (1), Turbinella regina (1), Siphocypraea probigratica (1). All will come with labels and a cross symbol on the label, to indicate if it is extinct. All shells are complete in the highest quality of preservation and condition, some with amazing blue and gray hues from the shell pit.
This collection was collected by a long time avid Florida fossil shell collector, in a shell pit in Florida, USA. These were among THE FINEST in his collection! Known for its splendid array of gastropod fossils, Florida is home to many fossil shell species in abundance. The nature of finding a gastropod fossil in a shell pit, usually means that it will be heavily weathered and seriously damaged. Certainly, delicate features of the shell are almost always missing. What is most unique and exciting about this fossil sea snail collection is that all the anatomy is still intact and well-preserved.
The sea snails that once lived in these shells were alive during the last Ice Age in North America when many gigantic and bizarre beasts walked the earth and swam in the oceans including the last days of the giant Megalodon shark!