Museum collection

Drawer of conulariid fossils collections.

Example of a drawer of conulariid fossils in the Natural History Museum collections.

Paraconularia subtilis, was first described as Conularia quadrisulcata in 1821 by James DeCarle Sowerby, a famous naturalist who studied molluscs.

Museum collection

The Natural History Museum houses one of the largest collections of conulariids in the world.

There are more than 1100 specimens, including Sowerby’s original specimen of Paraconularia subtilis which comes from Carboniferous rocks in Cumbria, England.