Gastropods have adapted to live as marine, non marine and land-dwelling animals, living benthically, vagrantly or epifaunally as carnivores, scavengers, deposit feeders and more. Their conservative shell shape makes them difficult to use as environmental or stratigraphic indicators... Read more
- Phylum: Mollusca
- Class: Gastropoda
These are the features that will help you to identify fossils as gastropods.
- Coiled shell - helical or planispiral
- Mostly aragonitic shell
- Shell consists of one large chamber (no septa)
Cambrian to present