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Pugnellus Densatus

Stromboidea


Conrad, 1860 gives no description of Pugnellus densatus. He gives only a diagnosis of the genus Pugnellus (see there).

Pugnellus densatus Conrad, 1860, pl. XLVI, fig. 31

Locus typicus: Tippah County, Mississippi, USA

Stratum typicum: Ripley Formation, Maastrichtian, upper Cretaceous

Types: "The holotype has been lost, but a hypotype is still preserved in the collections of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP 15016) and compares well with the specimen on plate 14, figures 4,5." (Sohl, 1960, p. 113)


History and Synonymy

Pugnellus densatus (Conrad, 1860) [as Strombus]

  • Pugnellus densatus nacatochanus Stephenson, 1941, pl. 58, fig. 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Pugnellus pauciplicatus Stephenson, 1923:373, pl. 92, figs. 11, 12
  • Pugnellus typicus Gabb, 1876:298

1904

Pugnellus densatus in Cossmann, 1904, pl. VII, fig. 4,5

1907

Description of Pugnellus densatus Conrad, 1860 by Weller, 1907:

  • "Internal casts of median size, subovate in form, the dimensions of a nearly complete one being: height, 35 mm; greatest diameter, 20 mm.; height of aperture, about 22 mm.; width of aperture, 7.5 mm. Volutions about four in number, the suture well defined, the height of the spire less than one-half the total height of the shell. Volutions of the spire gently convex and nearly vertical for two-thirds of this height from the suture below, curving much more strongly above to the upper suture. Surface of the cast without well-defined markings."

Localities: Crawfords Corner, New Jersey, USA

Stratigraphy: Wenonah Formation, (Wenonah sand), upper Campanian, upper Cretaceous

Pugnellus densatus in Weller, 1907, pl. LXXXIII, fig 6

1941

Pugnellus densatus nacatochanus Stephenson, 1941, pl. 58, fig. 5, 6, 7, 8

  • Image courtesy The University of Texas at Austin

1960

Pugnellus densatus in Sohl, 1960, pl. 14, fig 4, 5, 9, 10, 13-16, 19 and 20

  • image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

Specimens from institutional collections

Pugnellus densatus Conrad, 1860; Ripley Formation, Maastrichtian, upper Cretaceous; Union County lake, Mississippi, USA; coll. Stichting Schepsel Schelp 39020

Pugnellus densatus Conrad, 1860; Ripley Formation, Maastrichtian, upper Cretaceous; Onion County, Mississippi, USA; 45 mm; Coll. GPIH


Specimens from private collections

Pugnellus densatus Conrad, 1860; Ripley Formation, Maastrichtian, upper Cretaceous; Mississippi, USA; Coll. Philippe Simonet

Pugnellus densatus Conrad, 1860; Coon Creek Formation, upper Cretaceous; Mc Nairy County, Tennessee, USA; Coll. Aart Dekkers


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