Saturday, August 6, 2011

Protosurcia gabbi


The gastropod Protosurcia gabbi lived in the Eocene.  Specimen found in the Stone City Formation (aka Whiskey Bridge) of Brazos River, near Bryan, Texas.

Thanks to Dave M. for the specimens.







3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello I was wondering if you could tell me the full classification of this species please, I'm using it for a fossil project.
Thank you very much!

Kentuckiana Mike said...

Thanks for the comment. After researching this fossil I found out its name is listed incorrectly. Instead of Protosurcia gabbi it should be Protosurcula gabbii.

As for its classification,

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Family: Turridae
Genus: Protosurcula
Species: gabbii

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Mike, been a great help!