Saturday, 18 February 2017

Galeodea echinophora (Linnaeus, 1758) fossils from Nicosia - Cyprus

Galeodea echinophora, the spiny bonnet or helmet shell, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cassidae, the helmet snails and bonnet snails.

The fossil record of this species dates back from the Miocene to the Quaternary (age range: 23.03 to 0.781 million years ago). These fossils have been found in India, Spain and Italy.

Photos by George Konstantinou

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