Original Description of Tornatina erratica by Cooper, 1894:
- "Form cylindrical, whorls five, the first immersed, second helicoid, next two rapidly enlarging, and deeply channeled at sutures; fifth diverging suddenly in a loose spiral, the suture advancing ¼ of an inch in one revolution; mouth very long and narrow, lips simple, surface smooth, chalky white. A thin external layer of shell is gone, as shown in the matrix filling mouth, but this was smooth as far as visible."
Locus typicus: Rose Cañon, Diego County, California, USA
Stratum typicum: Eocene
Tornatina erratica in Cooper, 1895
Paraseraphs erraticus in Squires, 1984
- J.G. Cooper (1894) - Catalogue of Californian Fossils (Parts II, III, IV and V). California State Mining Bureau; Bulletin No. 4.
- Squires, 1984