Original description of Drepanocheilus (Arrhoges) fodai by Abbass, 1967:
- "Shell medium, fusiform; spire turriculate, consisting of numerous convex whorls; sutures deep; ornament shows 18-20 almost orthocline axial ribs separated by wider interspaces; surface crossed by numerous spiral cords separated by interspaces equal to or wider than their own width; body whorl conical, contracted anteriorly into long beak; aperture not preserved; outer lip wing-shaped, extending along spire, with one lateral canal."
Locus typicus: Kait-Bey, Gebel Mokattam, Egypt
Stratum typicum: middle Eocene
Dimensions: Spire angle 30°, height 47 mm, whorl height 11 mm, whorl width 13 mm