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Is this a fossil seashell or just old?
-Andy- posted a topic in Fossil IDHi all, I found this sea shell by a Malaysia beach. It was unusual in that of the thousands and thousands of "fresh-looking" shells around, this one looked incredibly old and felt more rock like than shell like. A museum staff examined this and concluded it is a Murex shell that's at best Pleistocene-aged but he admitted he isn't a specialist in sea shells. I asked the FB group, Fossil Seashells and got the following answers: 1) Chicoreus brunneus - Max 15 years - Fossils are found deep in sediments or on land in sediments, definitely NOT Fossil 2) Some scie
Several Tamiami Formation inverts
Plantguy posted a topic in Fossil IDHi Gang, looking for some insight on several Tamiami formation Pliocene aged Sarasota County, Florida inverts. Found this gastropod at work a couple weeks ago as the rains exposed some new material in the road fill. Trying to confirm if its a Phyllonotus globosus. It also had a neat little Chama inside...saving it for my Chama ID project that I may get to some day....