Moon SnailKingdom: Animalia
Species: Euspira heros
Author Citation (Say, 1822)
Geological Time Scale
Drum Cliff Member
BiostratigraphyShattuck Zone 17
Collector: Heather Siple
Date Collected: 07/03/2017
Acquired by: Field Collection
This piece was excavated out of a block of matrix deposited in the Chesapeake Bay by a landslide. The shell was partially exposed in the water. The dark side was still in the matrix while the light side was exposed to the water. The pock marks on the light side are from modern barnacles which I removed during preparation.
L. heros is a species with variation in shape. It may have a taller or flatter spire and the overall shape may be more or less globular.
This specimen was donated to the Delaware Museum of Natural History.