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Species / Latiala Ponsi


Original Description of Latiala? ponsi by Kiel & Bandel, 2002:

  • "The protoconch consist of 4.5 volutions, is smooth, conical, 1.5 mm wide and 1.35 mm high. Its embryonic whorl measures 0.15 mm across. The adult shell is high spired with up to ten convex volutions that are ornamented with 16 transverse axial ribs per whorl and fine spiral lirae. Varices may occur irregularly, sutures are marked with a small ridge on later whorls. The aperture is lenticular, ending in an anterior canal. The wing is attached to the penultimate whorl. A band of callus may be present on the ventral side of the spire and also covers the apex. The holotype is 24 mm high and 13 mm wide."

Types: GPI Type Katalog; Holotype no. 3901; Paratype no. 3907

Locus typicus: The valley system around Torallola, Toralla, and Sensui villages in the Tremp basin, Lleida Province, Autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain

Stratum typicum: Puimanyons Olisthostrom Member, Campanian, upper Cretaceous

Etymology: named after Josť Maria Pons (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona)

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