Limestone with fossilised shells

Limestone with fossilised shells

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Caption: Limestone with fossilised shells. This sedimentary rock has numerous shells, including many coiled turret shells from the Turritella species of snail, embedded within it. This kind of rock, made of a loose aggregate of shells or shell fragments, is known as a coquina.

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Keywords: animal, coquina, coquinite, earth science, fauna, fossil, fossilised, fossils, geological, geology, invertebrate, invertebrates, limestone, palaeontology, paleontology, rock, rocks, sedimentary rock, shell, shells, snail, snails, stone, turret, turritella, wildlife

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