Turritella sp. - Gloucestershire

Turritella sp gastropod fossil from Gloucestershire
Turritella sp. - Gloucestershire
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Species Name: Turritella sp.

Family: Gastropod

Age: Jurassic, Lower Lias, 200 to 180 Mya.

Location: Near Moreton, Gloucestershire


Turritella sp gastropod mollusc collected from Jurassic Lower Lias sediments near Moreton in Gloucestershire. Turritella is a genus of marine gastropod mollusc and although this specimen dates back 200 to 180 Mya, the genus Turritella is still alive today. This specimen measures 1.5 cm in length and exhibits the textbook turreted or 'unicorn horn' shaped shell. Despite having lost some of its more intricate detail this specimen is very old for this genus making it a rare and desirable item. Turritella specimens are typically known from the Cretaceous period to recent, it is rare to find Lower Jurassic specimens like this one. The gastropod is supplied in a small plastic bag with an information label.

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