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    • This specimen was made incredibly soft by the surrounding matrix. The thin veneer of glossy coloration has worn away, but can be seen on this specimen, which came from the same 2 ft x 1ft x 1ft block of matrix that fell out of the cliff into the bay. Half a dozen of these were collected from that and one other small, adjacent block that day, along with more than two dozen other species.

      Layer originally designated Shattuck Zone 18.

      Donated to the Delaware Museum of Natural History. 

    Taxonomy

    Volute Snail

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Mollusca
    Class: Gastropoda
    Order: clade Neogastropoda
    Family: Volutidae
    Genus: Scaphella
    Species: Scaphella virginiana
    Author Citation Dall, 1890

    Geological Time Scale

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

    Stratigraphy

    Choptank Formation
    Drum Cliff Member

    Provenance

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

    Dimensions

    Blank: 6cm
    Diameter: 3cm

    Location

    Matoaka Beach
    Calvert County
    Maryland
    United States

    Comments

    This specimen was made incredibly soft by the surrounding matrix. The thin veneer of glossy coloration has worn away, but can be seen on this specimen, which came from the same 2 ft x 1ft x 1ft block of matrix that fell out of the cliff into the bay. Half a dozen of these were collected from that and one other small, adjacent block that day, along with more than two dozen other species.

    Layer originally designated Shattuck Zone 18.

    Donated to the Delaware Museum of Natural History. 



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