LAST IS­SUE’S OB­JECT: Sea snail shell

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This shell of a Tachyrhynchus ero­sus, a species of sea snail com­monly re­ferred to as an eroded tur­ret­snail, is part of the Cana­dian Mu­seum of Na­ture’s In­ver­te­brates Col­lec­tion. It was col­lected in Gaspé Bay, Que., in  by J.F. Whiteaves, a Bri­tish pa­le­on­tol­o­gist and zool­o­gist who fell in love with Canada’s rich na­ture and bio­di­ver­sity. With files from the Cana­dian Mu­seum of Na­ture. Learn more about this ar­ti­fact and oth­ers by vis­it­ing na­ture.ca. Ex­plore more sto­ries from Canada’s past through can­geo.ca/what­sthis.

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