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Strombus Proximus

Stromboidea


Original Description of Strombus proximus by Sowerby, 1850, p. 48:

  • "Testa ovato-oblonga, antice posticeque acuminata, transverse striata, anfractibus novem, posticis transversim costellatis, varicosis, anticis duabus tuberculiferus, tuberculis acuminatus, ultimo nonnunquam seriebus tuberculorum duabus; apertura latiuscula, subexpensa, intus laevissima, canali subreflexo."

Locus typicus: Yaqui Valley, Dominican Republic (Freiheit & Geary, 2009)

Strombus proximus Sowerby, 1850, pl. IX, fig. 8

Types: Lectotype, BMNH G83936

Strombus proximus Sowerby, 1850; Holotype; Miocene; Yaque river, Dominican Republic; Coll. BM(NH), No. G83936; Copyright BM(NH)

Measurements: height 56 mm, width 44 mm (lectotype)


Specimens from institutional collections

Strombus proximus Sowerby, 1850; Dominican Republic; 61 mm; Coll. NMB; Photo Virgilio Liverani

Strombus cf. proximus Sowerby, 1850; Dominican Republic; 83 mm; Coll. NMB, Loc. No. 16913; Photo Virgilio Liverani

Strombus proximus Sowerby, 1850; Coll. NMB, Loc. No. 16910; Photo Virgilio Liverani

Strombus proximus Sowerby, 1850; Cercado Formation, Pliocene; Rio Cana 2, Cibao Valley, Dominican Republic; 51 mm; Coll. Stichting Schepsel Schelp, No. 27233


Specimens from private Collections

Strombus proximus Sowerby, 1850; Cercado Formation, Miocene; Rio Cana, Dominican Republic; Coll. Elmar Mai

Strombus proximus Sowerby, 1850; Gurabo Formation, Miocene; Rio Gurabo, Dominican Republic; Coll. Elmar Mai

Strombus proximus Sowerby, 1850; Gurabo Formation, Miocene; Rio Gurabo, Dominican Republic; Coll. Elmar Mai

Strombus proximus Sowerby, 1850; Bluff 2, Cercado Formation, Late Miocene; Rio Cana, Cibao Valley, Dominican Republic; 41 mm; Coll. Adam Anderson


Synonymy and History

1863

Strombus fragilis Moore, 1863:511 [subjective synonym Freiheit & Geary, 2009]

1866

Strombus pugiloides Guppy, 1866:287 [subjective synonym Freiheit & Geary, 2009]

1917

Strombus proximus Maury, 1917:119

Strombus pugiloides Maury 1917:120 [subjective synonym Freiheit & Geary, 2009]

2009

Strombus proximus Freiheit & Geary, 2009:17

References

  • James Robert Freiheit & Dana H. Geary, 2009. Neogene Paleontology of the Northern Dominican Republic. 23. Strombid Gastropods (Genera Strombus and Lobatus; Mollusca: Gastropoda: Strombidae) of the Cibao Valley. Bulletins of American Paleontology No. 376, pp. 1-54, pls. 1-9
  • J. Carrick Moore, 1863. On some Tertiary Shells from Jamaica. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society; 1863; v. 19; issue.1-2; p. 510-513
  • Sowerby, 1850

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