Species / Aporrhais Drachuki
Original description by Saul, 1998:
Locus typicus: LACMIP (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Invertebrate Paleontology), loc. no. 15295, south side of Silverado Canyon, 1025'N, 150'E of SW cor. sec.8. T5S, R7W, EI Toro quadrangle, Santa Ana Mts., Orange County, California, USA.
Stratum typicum: Top of Baker Canyon Sandstone Member of the Ladd Formation, late Turonian, Cretaceous
Type specimens: Holotype LACMIP no. 11373; Paratypes LACMIP no. 11375 and 11376 from CIT (California Institute of Technology), loc. 1058 (= LACMIP loc. 10890), LACMIP no. 11374 from CIT loc. 1065 (= LACMIP loc. 10891), LACMIP no. 11377 from CIT 1064 (= LACMIP loc. 10893).
Geographic distribution: Known only from the Ladd Formation, Baker Canyon Sandstone and lower Holz Shale Members, Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County, California, USA.
Etymology: The species is named for Robert Drachuk, an amateur collector, who found the holotype of this species and donated it to W.P. Popenoe.
Aporrhais drachucki Saul, 1998; Holotype; Copyright Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum - The Nautilus
Aporrhais drachucki Saul, 1998; Paratypes LACMIP no. 11375, LACMIP no. 11377; Copyright Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum - The Nautilus