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agiambampo mexico (Google, OSM)
26.3645267695, -109.2378770531
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these shells are not pieces of a bogger shell they are the shell. the locals have never seen these alive and where i find them is in in shell bed accreation areas. i believe they are fossils the estuary is not very old near millions and these shells were quite rare i found 26 of them while finding thousands of different shells.

Mar. 04, 2012 12:17:29 -0800
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the islands i found these on are are pristine uninhabited. they contain only birds reptiles and few mammals. we did see an ocelot and much evidence of coyotes, and raccoons. i saw no evidence of mice. please identify because i believe them to be new extinct specie.

Posted by mileshankins almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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I think this might be a sea snail's operculum; the "door" that they can shut their shells with. One side's always completely flat with a snail-spiral pattern, and the other side a half dome. When the dome side is fresh it's often shiny with nice colors, but sometimes I've found old ones and they look like this, with the spiral exposed. Here are some I found in the Indian Ocean:
http://i.imgur.com/SY4ss.jpg
I remember ones from the Pacific looking different, but I didn't collect any of those unfortunately so no photo.

Posted by sea-kangaroo almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Turban Snails - Photo (c) Ria Tan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Turban Snails (Family Turbinidae)
Posted by sea-kangaroo almost 3 years ago (Flag)
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Turban Snails - Photo (c) Ria Tan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Turban Snails (Family Turbinidae)

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