This virtual collection was last curated by Jonathan Hendricks on April 8, 2019. Each model is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Unless otherwise indicated, each model was created by Emily Hauf using specimens at the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York.
An associated chapter about the Class Gastropoda is now available on the Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life.
Major morphological features of gastropod shells (annotated model)
Fossil specimen of the gastropod Naticarius plicatella from the Pliocene Pinecrest Beds of Sarasota County, Florida (PRI 70745). Specimen is from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York (PRI 70745). Length of specimen is approximately 3.5 cm. Note that operculum (trap door) is remarkably preserved in situ.