A Gallery of Australian Fossil Cowries
 This gallery shall give an overview to the different shapes and shell-types of Australian fossil Cypraeidae from Oligocene to Pleistocene age. In the near future I am planning to show a complete overview to the fossil genera of cowries.

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Austrocypraea cf contusa
Miocene, River Murray, 32 mm

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Austrocypraea amae
Pliocene, Ha Roe Plains, 34 mm

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Austrocypraea sp.
Miocene, South Australia, 56 mm

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Notoluponia elegantior
Miocene, River Murray, 20 mm

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Notoluponia brachypyga
Miocene, River Murray, 14 mm

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Notoluponia pyrulata
Miocene, River Murray, 22 mm

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Notoluponia murraviana
Miocene, River Murray, 18 mm

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Notadusta scalena
Miocene, River Murray, 26 mm

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Notadusta scalena
Miocene, River Murray, 22 mm

 

Nobrachyp2.jpgNotoluponia brachypyga
Miocene, River Murray, 14 mm

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Notocypraea sp.
Pliocene, Ha Roe Plains, 23 mm

 Umbilia platyrhyncha
Oligocene, Torquay, 95 mm

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Umbilia brevis
Miocene, Victoria, 125 mm

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Umbilia angustior
Oligocene, N. Tasmania, 90 mm

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Umbilia angustior
Oligocene, N. Tasmania, 90 mm

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Umbilia leptorhyncha
Miocene, Victoria, 65 mm

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Umbilia eximia
Miocene, River Murray, 110 mm

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Umbilia eximia
Miocene, Muddy Creek, 95 mm

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Umbilia siphonata
Miocene, Muddy Creek, 75 mm

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Palliocypraea gastroplax
Miocene, Fyansfjord, 125 mm

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Palliocypraea gastroplax
Miocene, Fyansfjord, 125 mm

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Gigantocypraea dorsata,
Miocene, Fyansfjord, 105 mm

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Gigantocypraea cf dorsata
Miocene, Victoria, 170 mm

Gigantocypraea cf dorsata
Miocene, Victoria, 95 mm
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Gigantocypraea gigas
Miocene, Fyansfjord, 195 mm

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Gigantocypraea gigas
Miocene, Fyansfjord, 145 mm

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Gigantocypraea gigas
Miocene, Fyansfjord, 220 mm

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Gigantocypraea gigas
Miocene, Fyansfjord, 205 mm

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Gigantocypraea gigas
Miocene, Fyansfjord, 195 mm
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Gigantocypraea gigas
Miocene, Fyansfjord, 175 mm

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Zoila platypyga
Miocene, Fyansfjord, 75 mm

Zoila sp.
Pliocene, Ha Roe Plains, 50 mm

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Zoila mulderi
Miocene, Geelong, 100 mm

 

 

 

 

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