Fossil Snail and clams naturally preserved by golden yellow carnelian.
Dimensions (millimeters): 65 x 40 x 30
Dimensions (inches): 2.45 x 1.6 x 1.2
Origins: from the Eocene of Dakla, Oued ed Dahab Lagouira, West Sahara, Morocco, Africa
These delightful Eocene fossil snails are finely preserved and mostly they are found loose but here is an outstanding specimen as it laid on the sea floor with associated fauna.
Eocene: 56 to 33.9 million years ago For most of the Eocene Epoch, the global climate was warm and rainy. Ice caps were small or nonexistent. Eocene mammals included ancestral rhinoceroses, tapirs, camels, pigs, rodents, monkeys, whales, and the ancestral horse, eohippus. Snails are members of the gastropod family of animals
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