Thursday, March 17, 2011

A couple of Eocene shells from Paris

I was going through some fossils that I received from my generous friend in France, Gery, and I happened upon these gastropod shells. They hail from Lut├ętian which is near Paris. They are Cassidaria nodosa and are from the Eocene.







During the Eocene the region in which Paris now rests was a shallow sea which held a rich diversity of marine life. Thanks, Gery, for the fossils!

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