This is a fossilized section of turtle shell that was collected from the Peace River (Bone Valley formation, Hawthorn Group, Florida). This is a large plastron fragment and is one of many that once made up the entire shell. This specimen is a large example that has several indentations from the teeth of a predator or scavenger. There are difficult to capture in the photos, but are clearly evident in hand. It still shows some of the original texture on the outside surface. This piece was recovered from Pliocene and Pleistocene period deposits (approx. 11,000 to 5,000,000 years old). The exact species of turtle or tortoise this specimen comes from has not been identified.
Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. Your purchase will include an ID label.