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Species / Lobatus Holeylandicus


Original description of Strombus (Macrostrombus) mayacensis holeylandicus by Petuch, 1994:

  • "Shell small for subgenus, broad, stocky, with angled shoulder; spire only moderately elevated, broadly conical; body whorl sculptured with 20-25 large, highly-raised, widely-separated spiral cords; smaller secondary cords present between primary cords; spire whorls heavily ornamented with numerous large, prominent, rounded knobs; spire knobs overlaid with 8-10 large spiral cords; cords on spire and body whorl intersected by thin axial threads, producing faintly beaded appearance."

Locus typicus: Holey Land Fauna, from Griffin Brothers pit, Holey Land area, southwestern Palm Beach County, USA.

Stratum typicum: Pleistocene

Strombus (Macrostrombus) mayacensis holeylandicus Petuch, 1994; Holotype; Florida Museum of Natural History UF Catalog Number: 66207

Specimens from institutional collections

Lobatus holeylandicus (Petuch, 1994); Okeechobee Formation, Pleistocene; Griffin Brothers quarry, 10 km east of Miami Canal, along Broward-Palm Beach County line, Florida, USA; 1995; Coll. Stichting Schepsel Schelp no. SSS 24260

Specimens from private collections

Macrostrombus holeylandicus (Petuch, 1994); Belle Glade member, Bermont Formation, middle Pleistocene; Holey land, Everglades, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA; 157 mm; found 2001; Coll. Ulrich Wieneke

Strombus (Macrostrombus) holeylandicus (Petuch, 1994); Bermont Formation, middle Pleistocene; Palm Beach County, Florida, USA; 162,9 mm; Coll. Aart Dekkers no. STR9003


  • Petuch, E.J. 1994. Atlas of Florida fossil shells (Pliocene and Pleistocene marine Gastropods). Department of Geology, Florida Atlantic University and The Graves Museum of Archeology and Natural History. Chicago Spectrum Press, 394 pp.

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