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Turitella alticostata Gastropod
SITE LOCATION: Yorktown Formation, Beaufort Co., North Carolina, USA
TIME PERIOD: Pliocene age (5.333 million to 2.58 million years ago)
Data: Turritella is a genus of medium-sized sea snails with an operculum, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Turritellidae. They have tightly coiled shells, whose overall shape is basically that of an elongated cone. The name Turritella comes from the Latin word turritus meaning "turreted" or "towered" and the diminutive suffix -ella.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Sorbeoconcha
Family: Turritellidae
Genus: Turritella
Species: †alticostata

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