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FOSSIL LEFT-HANDED WHELK - 3 million years old - Red Crag. Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

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FOSSIL WHELK
   
Neptunia contraria 
(Left handed whelk)

3 million years old

Red Crag.  Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
 

The Red Crag Sea had an extraordinarily rich diversity of shellfish, with hundreds of species. The shells are fragile, and look like modern shells, but they are real fossils.
  
They include Neptunia contraria - the ‘left-handed whelk’, which spirals in the opposite direction to almost all other gastropods. 
  
This fossil is from an old collection.

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Size: approx. 7 x 3.5 x 3 centimetres
Weight: 28 grams

PRICE: £12.00