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8 small Cypraea from Mauritius
01-25-2008, 08:24 PM,
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8 small Cypraea from Mauritius
A subfossil is a term for a very old (thousand years or so) specimen that has not become a proper fossil yet. Subfossils can come from a variety of places, an ancient seabed that has become dry land for some reason; under sand on the seabed, after being exposed by a storm etc. I have an almost identical owenii to yours, and also an esontropia,  that were found when a coral reef was being dug out to extand an airport.
Any shell that is exposed to sunlight will lose it's colour pretty quickly.
Dave.
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8 small Cypraea from Mauritius - by conchylinet - 01-21-2008, 04:40 PM
8 small Cypraea from Mauritius - by conchylinet - 01-21-2008, 09:14 PM
8 small Cypraea from Mauritius - by dave r - 01-22-2008, 09:24 AM
8 small Cypraea from Mauritius - by conchylinet - 01-23-2008, 04:43 PM
8 small Cypraea from Mauritius - by dave r - 01-25-2008, 08:24 PM

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