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Large 8 1/4 inch Calcified Strombus Gastropod Pseudo form in Limestone Matrix
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Calcified Strombus Gastropod Pseudo form in Limestone Matrix
This large fossil strombus is preserved in calcified host material in the form of an actual mold of the living creature. A great percentage of the fossilized gastropod form is intact and ready for display. This specimen contains a large portion of Southwest Florida Tamiami formation sea bed matrix in the form of limestone and shell deposits.
Strombus is a genus of medium to large sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Strombidae, which comprises the true conchs and their immediate relatives. The genus Strombus was named by Swedish Naturalist Carl Linnaeus in 1758. There were around 50 living species recognized, which vary in size from fairly small to very large. Six species live in the greater Caribbean region, including the queen conch, Strombus gigas (now usually known as Eustrombus gigas or Lobatus gigas), and the West Indian fighting conch, Strombus pugilis. However, since 2006, many species have been assigned to discrete genera. These new genera are however not yet found in most textbooks and collector's guides.
This specimen measures 8 1/4 inches in length x 7 inches in height