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Species / Goniocheila Orientalis


Original description of Drepanocheilus (Goniocheila) orientalis by Abbass, 1967:

  • "Shell small, fusiform; spire conical, consisting of 7 convex whorls; sutures furrowed, slightly undulating; ornament consists of 20 opisthocline fine axials ridges with opisthocyrt sinuses; axials separated by interspaces equal to their own width; axials on later whorls tend to be bifurcated; body whorl equals to or slightly exceeds spire in length, contracts anteriorly as long beak indicating presence of anterior canal; nature of aperture not known due to bad preservation."

Locus typicus: Galala Hills, Eastern Desert, Egypt

Stratum typicum: upper Eocene

Dimensions: Spire angle 38, height 22 mm, whorl height 4 mm, whorl width 9 mm, last whorl width 12 mm


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