State fossil of Maryland

Ecphora quadricostata

A shell fossil discovered near Calvert Cliffs, Maryland.

Calvert Ciffs is only one of many fossil locations in Maryland. This beautiful ecphora quadricostata was discovered at Chesapeake Beach (formerly called Randle Cliffs). This ecphora specimen is about 2 inches long. Ecphora quadricostata is the State Fossil of Maryland.

Collector: Karenne Snow

Location: Chesapeake Beach, MD

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  1. Riffin says:

    one latest study shows DNA sequence obtained from these species.

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