Conus (Parviconus) abruptus Marshall, 1918. A fossil cone shell; AU6511


Conus (Parviconus) abruptus Marshall, 1918. A fossil cone shell

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A fossil cone shell from the Early Miocene (22-19 million years old) of Kaipara Harbour, Northland, North Island, New Zealand. Cone shells are warm water species and today are only found rarely in the northern most parts of New Zealand. They are common in the shallow tropical seas throughout the world. The presence cone shells in New Zealand during the Miocene indicates the climate was considerably warmer than today.

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