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  • Ecphora Snail


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    • Collected on the beach after a storm.

       

      This is an index fossil for the Drum Cliff member of the Choptank Formation, Shattuck Zone 18.  Choptank is the dominant formation at Matoaka Beach.

       

      Donated to the Delaware Museum of Natural History.

    Taxonomy

    Ecphora Snail

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Gastropoda
    Order: Neogastropoda
    Family: Muricidae
    Genus: Ecphora
    Species: E. choptankensis
    Author Citation Petuch, 1988

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Neogene
    Epoch: Miocene

    Stratigraphy

    Choptank Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Heather Siple
    Date Collected: 07/03/2018
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Blank: 2.8cm
    Width: 3.4cm
    Height: 3.3cm

    Location

    Matoaka Beach
    Calvert County
    Maryland
    United States

    Comments

    Collected on the beach after a storm.

     

    This is an index fossil for the Drum Cliff member of the Choptank Formation, Shattuck Zone 18.  Choptank is the dominant formation at Matoaka Beach.

     

    Donated to the Delaware Museum of Natural History.



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