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Macrostrombus Oleiniki

Stromboidea


Original description of Macrostrombus oleiniki by Petuch & Drolshagen, 2011:

  • " Shell large for genus, extremely elongated and fusiform; shoulder sloping, angled along periphery; spire narrow and extremely elevated, being approximately the total shell length; body whorl very ornate, sculptured with 18 strong, narrow spiral cords, with secondary threadlike finer cords between major cords, and 5 low, rounded knobs along shoulder angle; spire whorls strongly sculptured with 8 thin, prominent spiral cords and 12 small rounded knobs along suture; aperture narrow; lip slightly flaring, extending posteriorward onto penultimate whorl."

Locus typicus: Bergeron Star Pit Mine, 10 miles south of South Bay on US Highway 27, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA

Stratum typicum: From the upper beds in the Bergeron Star Pit Mine, Belle Glade Member of the Bermont Formation of southern Florida (Yarmouthian Pleistocene).

Holotype: Length 230 mm, width 120 mm.

Etymology: Named for Dr. Anton Oleinik, Department of Geosciences, Florida Atlantic University, who collected the holotype.

Macrostrombus oleiniki Petuch & Drolshagen, 2011; Bermont Formation, middle Pleistocene; Bergeron Star Pit, South Bay, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA; Coll. Henk Boerman

Macrostrombus oleiniki Petuch & Drolshagen, 2011; Bermont Formation, middle Pleistocene; Bergeron Star Pit, South Bay, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA; Coll. Henk Boerman

References:

  • Petuch E.J. & Drolshagen M. (2011) - Compendium of Florida Fossil Shells Vol. 1. (Middle Miocene to Late Pleistocene Marine Gastropods of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas: Families Strombidae, Cypraeidae, Ovulidae, Eocypraeidae, Triviidae, Conidae, and Conilithidae)

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