Freshwater Limpet

Freshwater Limpet

Mar 18, 2013

We are excited about a new addition to the list of species recovered from Project 23. Our first record of the freshwater limpet Ferrissia walkeri was found in the matrix from a sloth skull excavated from the Box 7 series. This well preserved complete specimen is the first mollusk species that Project 23 has added to the Rancho La Brea faunal list. Ferrissia walkeri is known from other Late Pleistocene localities in Southern California and is usually found in fragments because it is fragile.

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