Gastropod Fossils

Gastropod fossils are relatively common. We have a variety of them to choose from. Gastropod means "stomach foot". These animals have a single muscular foot. Gastropods are the largest class of mollusks. They are called univalves because they build a single coiled shell to protect their soft bodies. Ancient fossilized gastropods are related to living gastropods of today like snails. Gastropods can be carnivorous (meat-eaters) or herbivorous (plant eaters). Their tongue is covered with thousands of tiny teeth to tear apart food.

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