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Species / Gymnarus Contortus


Strombus contortus Sowerby MSS (Forbes, 1846); Cretaceous; Tiruchirappalli (formerly Trichinopoly), Tamil Nadu State, India; 33 mm; Coll. BM(NH) no. 10551; Copyright BM(NH)

History and Synonymy


Pugnellus contortus in Stoliczka, 1867, pl. III, fig. 1-1d

Pugnellus contortus in Stoliczka, 1867, pl. III, fig. 2, 3, 4, 5 a,b


Pugnellus contortus in Rennie, 1930, pl. XXV, fig. 24-26

Specimens from private collections

Gymnarus cf. contortus Sowerby MSS (Forbes, 1846); juvenile; Belon'i Tsiribihina (formerly Belo-sur-Tsiribihina), Menabe Region, Madagascar; Coll. Ulrich Wieneke


  • Rennie, J.V.L. 1930. New Lamellibranchia and Gastropoda from the Upper Cretaceous of Pondoland (with an Appendix on some Species from the Cretaceous of Zululand). Annals of the South African Museum, v. 28, pt. 2, p. 159260, pls. 1631, Fulltext

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