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Species / Paraseraphs Propedistortus


Description from Jung, 1974: Of medium to large size, slender. Spire high and pointed, evolute, but covered by a thin layer of shell material. Outer lip not thickened. Posterior canal almost straight, running in an antispiral direction toward the apex. Due to the thin wash on the spire the canal is not prominent. Anteriormost part of the shell not known.

Locus typicum: S. Giovanni Ilarione, Vicenza, Vicenza Province, Veneto Region, Italy

Stratum typicum: Lutetian, middle Eocene

Paraseraphs propedistortus (de Gregorio, 1880); Lutetian, middle Eocene; Italy; Coll. Mayer-Eymar; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel; Photo Virgilio Liverani

  1. Piana-Cornedo; 35 mm; Coll. NMB no. H14510
  2. Ciuppio, S. Giovanni Ilarione, Vicenza, Vicenza Province, Veneto Region, Italy; 27 mm; Coll. NMB no. H16503
  3. Piana-Cornedo; 58 mm; Coll. NMB no. H14509
  4. Piana-Cornedo; 52 mm; Coll. NMB no. H16501


  • Virgilio Liverani: the thin layer of shell material covering the shells, cited by Jung, is in reality a secondary deposit of calcite often present on most shells in the S. Giovanni Ilarione Formation. It does not make part of the original shell. Material recently found in other outcrops do not have this covering.


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