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Pugnellus Cypraeformis

Stromboidea


Original Description of Pugnellus ? cypraeformis by Olsson, 1934. p. 67:

  • "Shell of medium size; spire small, pointed but at maturity concealed wholly or partly by thick callus; body-Whorl, subcylindrical, convex, smooth or having on the shoulder a series of small, linear nodes; anterior canal small and slightly recurved; aperture linear, the outer lip, straight, heavy, the inner lip covered by a thick deposit of callus, the two joining above, around a broad, posterior canal; interior of aperture and columellar region concealed."

Locus typicus: Monte Grande, Piura Department, Peru (Lat. 4* 28' S.; Long. 81* 4' W.)

Stratum typicum: Monte Grande Formation, Late Cretaceous

Pugnellus cypraeformis Olsson, 1934; Holotype; Monte Grande Formation, Late Cretaceous; Monte Grande, Piura Department, Peru (Lat. 4* 28' S.; Long. 81* 4' W.); 55,2 mm
Coll. Paleotonlogical Research Institution; Image reproduced courtesy of the Paleontological Research Institution.

Pugnellus cypraeformis Olsson, 1934; Paratype; Monte Grande Formation, Late Cretaceous; Monte Grande, Piura Department, Peru (Lat. 4* 28' S.; Long. 81* 4' W.); 44,12 mm
Coll. Paleotonlogical Research Institution; Image reproduced courtesy of the Paleontological Research Institution.

References:

  • Olsson, A.A., 1934: Contributions To the Paleontology of Northern Peru: the Cretaceous of the Amotape Region, Bulletins of American Paleontology 20(69), pl. 9, fig. 4,6

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