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Please help to identify
06-07-2017, 11:02 AM,
Please help to identify
Hello everyone. Please help me to identity this she'll fossil. Also the era it belongs. Thank you.

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06-07-2017, 02:36 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-10-2017, 06:26 AM by paul monfils.)
RE: Please help to identify

Fossils are not my strong suit, but a couple of thoughts. I believe this is a fresh water snail, not a marine species, based on its strong resemblance to some modern fresh water gastropod genera like Bellamya, Viviparus and Cipangopaludina. Also, the separation between the whorls suggests that this is an internal cast, not a whole shell, which I assume you are familiar with if you collect fossils. The shell gets filled with sediment, which solidifies within the shell, and the actual shell then gradually dissolves away.

Paul Monfils

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