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Species / Drepanocheilus Transversus


Original Description of Anchura transversa by Gabb, 1869:

  • "Shell small, fusiform, spire elevated; whorls rounded, their number unknown, suture deep. Surface of upper whorls, and upper part of body whorl, strongly cancellated by longitudinal and transverse ribs; body whorl strongly carinated near the lip, the carina running out, and forming a sort of midrib or keel to the lip. Lip long, transverse, curved upwards, the upper margin regularly concave, tip acute, lower margin broken; canal long straight."

Measurements: Length unknown; about .7 inch; width of body whorl, .2 inch; including length of lip, .5 inch.

Locus typicus: Martinez, Contra Costa County, California, USA

Stratum typicum: Maastrichtian, Cretaceous

Anchura transversa Gabb, 1869, pl. 27, fig. 45


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