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Stellaria Testigera

Stromboidea


Original Description of Trochus testigerus by Bronn, 1831, p. 61:

  • "T. testa depresso-conica, anfractuum margine hinc inde conchyliophora; superficie superiore subregulari, radiatim-strigosa, in anfractibus inferioribus transversim ruguloso-sulcata; facie inferiore subplana, obsolete arcuato-strigosa; umbilico semitecto."
  • Breite 13´´´, Höhe 9´´´. Die rauhe, unregelmässige Streifung der Oberseite ist hier strahlenförmig und gerade, nicht gebogen und schief, wie bei den übrigen Arten.

Locus typicus: Italy


History and Synonymy

1856

Xenophora testigera in Hoernes, 1856, pl. 44, fig. 14

1878

Xenophora digitata Martens, 1878

1983

Xenophora (Stellaria) testigera profunda Ponder W.F., 1983


Specimens from private collections

Stellaria testigera digitata von Martens, 1878; Coll. Andrea Nappus

Stellaria testigera digitata von Martens, 1878; Coll. Andrea Nappus

Stellaria testigera digitata von Martens, 1878; Coll. Andrea Nappus

Stellaria testigera profunda Ponder, W.F., 1983; Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, trawled at about 300 meters deep; 76,1 mm; Coll. Andrea Nappus

Stellaria testigera profunda Ponder, W.F., 1983; Coll. Andrea Nappus

Stellaria testigera profunda Ponder, W.F., 1983; Coll. Andrea Nappus

Stellaria testigera profunda Ponder, W.F., 1983; Coll. Andrea Nappus

Stellaria testigera profunda Ponder, W.F., 1983; Coll. Andrea Nappus

Stellaria testigera (Bronn, 1831); Pliocene; Rio Torsero, Ceriale, Savona, Savona Province, Liguria Region, Italy; h: 45 mm, d: 52 mm; Coll. Stefano Granelli

Stellaria testigera (Bronn, 1831); Piacenzian, Pliocene; Malaga, Malaga Province, Andalusia, Spain; d: 60 mm; Coll. Jose Juarez Ruiz


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