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    Extinct Macrostrombus Leidyi - Fossil Shell

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    Extinct Macrostrombus Leidyi - Fossil Shell

    The family of "Macro Strombus" fossils are larger than their predatory cousins. They have large, inflated, thickened lips as adults with the rear becoming rounded, not narrowing to projection or point; body whorls sculptured with large flattened cords, giving shells ribbed appearance; shoulders often ornamented with large spike-like knobs.

    The Macrostrombus Leidyi is extinct and is often located in Southwest Florida's Tamiami formation. These specimens are rare and according to Petuch belong to a group of strombids unique only to the tropical Americas, with a living species in both the Eastern Pacific and western Atlantic (Brazil).

    Measures 6 inches in length