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Species / Monalaria


Original Description of Monalaria by Marwick, 1924:

  • "Shell somewhat small, ovate, umbilicus closed in the adult, conch-whorls at first spirally lirate, later with curved axial ribs, and finally keeled and tuberculate; outer lip reflexed, thickened, concave above, then produced in a sweeping curve into a broad rounded wing opposite the lower keel, columella straight, aperture produced into a short widely-open canal."

Type species of Monalaria is Struthiolaria tuberculata concinna Suter, 1917.

Distribution: Endemic to New Zealand and restricted to the Eocene.

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