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Species / Arrhoges Wagihi


Original description of Drepanocheilus (Arrhoges) wagihi by Abbass, 1967:

  • "Shell medium to large, fusiform; spire conically turriculate with 3-5 strongly convex whorls separated by furrowed, undulating sutures; ornament shows 20 axial ridges; axials at first straight, but soon develop opisthocyrt sinuses on later whorls; axials separated by interspaces wider than their own width; surface .crossed by large number of fine spiral cords less prominent than axials and separated by wider interspaces; body whorl conical, exceeding spire in length, with long anterior beak; aperture wide with posterior canal extending up spire; anterior canal long, straight, narrow; outer lip medially expands into lateral canal with angular edge; inner lip smooth, reflected over whorl; axials on body whorl tend to become anteriorly obsolete."

Locus typicus: Wadi El Tih, Gebel Mokattam, Egypt

Stratum typicum: Bartonian, Eocene

Dimensions: Spire angle 36, height 42 mm, whorl height 5 mm, whorl width 9 mm


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