Being based in Florida, we have access to the absolute finest fossil corals and shells and these are top-shelf specimens found in a Pliocene fossil shell pit! The set includes a complete fossil coral colony as well as two gastropod fossil shells. The coral looks like Brain Coral but is actually called Rose Coral and is a complete colony. The two shells are from a prehistoric fossil sea snail of the Strombus genus. They were 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 shell pit fossils, Florida is home to many fossil shell an coral species. Sadly today, many of the shell pits are closed and finding high quality fossils such as these are quite rare. The nature of finding a fossils in a shell pit, usually means that it will be heavily weathered and seriously damaged. Certainly, delicate features are almost always missing. What is rare about these fossils is that they are all in the finest preservation, complete and all the anatomy is still intact and well-preserved.
These remarkable coral and gastropod fossils are of an extinct species 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!