Agatized Gastropods

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The Gastropoda or gastropods, more commonly known as snails and slugs, are a large taxonomic class within the phylum Mollusca. The class Gastropoda includes snails and slugs of all kinds and all sizes from microscopic to large. There are many thousands of species of sea snails and sea slugs, as well as freshwater snails, freshwater limpets, land snails and land slugs.

These fossil Gastropod most likely from genus Cerinthium from the Eocene (34-56 million years old) of Morocco. The shell of these gastropods has been replaced by a yellowish-orange agate which is partially translucent when held up to the light.