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Species / Laevella Floridana


Original Description of Laevella floridana by Palmer, 1953, p. 25:

  • "The description of the species has been presented in the characterization of the genus. The species is so far unique. It is abundant at the type locality.

Types Holotype, No. I-7436: paratypes, I-7437, 7438, Fla. Geol. Surv.

Occurrence.-Inglis member, Moodys Branch formation loc. L-93 (type) and C-11, Fla. Geol. Surv.

Laevella floridana Palmer, 1953, pl. 3, fig. 1-5

Specimens from institutional collections

Laevella floridana Palmer, 1953; Lower Ocala Limestone, Eocene, Paleogene; Gulf Hammock, Levy County, Florida, USA; Coll. FLorida Museum of Natural History UF 108722

History and Synonymy


Laevella cf. floridana Palmer, 1953; Lower Ocala Limestone, Eocene, Paleogene; Haile Quarries, Florida, USA; Coll. Florida Museum of Natural History UF 105919 in Portell & Hulbert, 2011


  • Portell, R.W. & Hulbert, R.C. 2011. Haile Quarries Fieldguide Newberry, Florida; Southeastern Geological Society Guidebook no. 53: 1-24, Fulltext
  • H. G. Richards and K.V.W. Palmer. 1953. Eocene Mollusks from Citrus and Levy Counties, Florida. Florida Geological Survey Geological Bulletin 35: i-iii, 1-95, Fulltext
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