Miocene Turritella Fossils 16x20 (MF-6)
France, 16" x 20"
Remaining largely unchanged for the past 140 million years, Turritella snails are an ancient genus of mollusk whose shell forms a tightly spiraled cone of singular elegance. Differing species are found in rock formations throughout North America and Europe representing various epochs of the worlds history. These specimens were dug from a quarry in Touraine France and date back to the early Miocene epoch about 20 million years ago.