EGYPT: Pleistocene, Screen 1

At Hurghada in the Red Sea region there is a real construction boom of tourist-accomodations. At the backsite of the big hotels we found lots of pleistocene Mollusks in the dirtheaps remaining after digging for the fundaments of the building.Within a week you can collect at least 450 species. As recent Red Sea mollusks are protected, it is wise not to clean the shells before returning home. In that way the borderpolice can easily see you are taking only fossil shells.

Nearly all of our Pleistocene shells we donated to the "Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam (NMR).

Dentalium octangulatum Patelloida maraisi
Dentalium octangulatum (53 mm), colno 43101 Patelloida maraisi (4 mm), colno 43772
Patella flecuosa Hemitoma species
Patella flecuosa (13 mm), colno 43771 Hemitoma species (23 mm), colno 43763
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Dentaliida Patelloidea Fissurelloidea Scissurelloidea Trochina Trochoidea Cirroidea Neritoidea Stromboidea Rissooidea
Cerithioidea Vermetoidea Vanikoroidea Ptenoglossa Janthinoidea Eulimoidea Buccinoidea Columbelloidea Conoidea Mitroidea
Turbinelloidea Volutoidea Muricoidea Naticoidea Cypraeoidea Lamellaroidea Calyptraeoidea Tonnoidea Ficoidea Architectonicoidea
Pyramidelloidea Acteonoidea Bulloidea Ellobioidea Siphonarioidea Cerionoidea Arcoidea Limopsoidea Mytiloidea Pterioidea
Limoidea Ostreoidea Plicatuloidea Pectinoidea Lucinoidea Galeommatoidea Cyamioidea Carditoidea Chamoidea Cardioidea
Tridacnoidea Mactroidea Tellinoidea Donacoidea Glossoidea Veneroidea Myoidea Gastrochaenoidea Pandoroidea Cuspidariina