paleontology
miocene shell fossils from maryland

These Eocene Turritella plebia shells are, I believe, from the Choptank Formation. The thinner shells are tusk shells named for their obvious shape. I do not know the species. I found them washing around in the waves of Solomons Island, Maryland.

Photo: Scott S

Location: Solomons Island, MD

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2 Responses to “Turritella Shells from the Choptank Formation”

  1. Nice blog.

    The tusk shells look like the Genus Dentalium. Are these fossils from the Miocene?

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  2. Scott says:

    These are beach fossils so the strata can get jumbled, but as far as I know the exposed formations there are Middle Miocene and the same group found at the more famous Calvert Cliffs locations. I didn’t know what the tusk shell genius-thank you.

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