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Species / Kaunhowenia Catalanica

Kaunhowenia Catalanica


Original Description of Kaunhowenia catalanica by Kiel & Bandel, 2002:

  • "The high spired shell has more than six volutions and an ornament of transverse, tuberculate ribs forming a ridge that makes the whorls appear angular. The wing is attached to the entire spire. Remains of the spire-surrounding corona are preserved in one of the two specimens. The inner lip of the aperture is callus covered and the rostrum is bent ventrally. The shell is 12 mm high and 8 mm wide."

Locus typicus: The valley system between Torallola, Toralla and Sensuy near Pobla de Segur in the Tremp Basin, Lleida Province, Autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain.

Stratum typicum: Puimanyons Olisthostrom Member, Vallcarga Formation, Campanian, upper Cretaceous.

Kaunhowenia catalania Kiel & Bandel, 2002; Holotype; Campanian, upper Cretaceous; Torallola, Conca de Dalt Municipality, Lleida Province, Autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain; 12 mm; Coll. GPIH no. 3905

Etymology: named after the Spanish province Catalania, where it was found.

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