Fossil snail

Fossil snailI picked up this handsome little fellow at F’s school Christmas fête last night. Unfortunately I have no idea what he is, and the scan doesn’t do him full justice. There was a note on the box that I bought him out of (where he was sitting along with numerous cousins) saying that he is about 175 million years old, and giving a very long genus name starting with Q. Anyone got any ideas as to what he is, or how I can find out?

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  1. In the US, you often purchase title insurance. If you’re going to have a mortgage, the bank will require it. The title insurance company is supposed to check that the home you want to buy will have a clear title once the mortgage(s) are paid off. Basically, they’re looking for liens or unpaid property taxes or odd title problems from previous sales. The liens could be from unpaid contractors or subcontractors for instance. It’s a boogey story here that you hire a contractor to redo the kitchen, say.
    He hires subcontractors (plumber, guy for the tile floor). The contractor pays the subcontractors from what he gets. Instead he doesn’t. If you haven’t obtained releases from the subcontractors, they can put liens against your house for what they’re owed.

    During the purchase of house, there’s an escrow account–all funds are deposited with them and they handle who gets what, plus records the new title with the county.

    There are some differences by state. In California, lawyers aren’t usually involved in the process, but in other states they are.

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