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Unidentified Murex From Sarasota County


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I found this guy a couple of years ago when I was living in Sarasota. If I remember correctly, it came from a construction area that used the shells for a temporary road near New College of Florida. They came from a quarry in the area, but not necessarily the county, so the age and location are not well known. Possibly Tamiami Formation or Caloosahatchee Formation? I'm guessing Pliocene? I'm no expert on shells, but it looks like a murex to me. You'll also notice in the pictures there is a hole, perhaps from a boring worm, as well as a small colony of vermicularia recta. This is one of my favorite fossil shells so if any of you guys could help me out with an id that would be great.


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