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Strombus Sumatranus

  • Strombus sumatranus Woodward, 1879

Original Description of Strombus sumatranus by Woodward, 1879, p. 543:

  • This specimen is near to, but is not to be identified with Strombus Javanus (also a cast), figured and described by Dr. K. Martin (1879, in Die Tertiärschichten auf Java, p. 47, tab.ix. fig. 2), from Java. It is the cast of a rather ventricose shell, with a slightly produced and costated spire; aperture long, outer lip broadly expanded, ear-shaped, corrugated within, and produced posteriorly into a round lobe rising above and separate from the penultimate whorl, notched at the anterior extremity; inner lip striated. In the S. Javanus the outer lip is semicircular and shorter posteriorly, and the spire, which is more produced, numbering about 6 whorls, is smooth."

Dimensions: "Height 25 mm.; breadth 19 mm.

Stratum typicum: In light-coloured Tertiary Clay-marl

Locus typicus: Government of the West Coast of Sumatra Island, Indonesia

Strombus sumatranus Woodward, 1879, pl. XIV, fig. 19


History and Synonymy

1883

Strombus (Gallinula) Sumatranus in Boettger, 1883, pl. VIII, fig. 3, 4


this species might belong to the genus Dolomena


References

  • Boettger, O., 1883. Die Tertiärformation von Sumatra und ihre Thierreste II. Theil. — Palaeontographica, Suppl., 3: 1-151, pls 1-12.
  • Henry Woodward, 1879. Further Notes on a Collection of Fossil Shells, etc., from Sumatra (obtained by M. Verbeek, Director of the Geological Survey of the West Coast, Sumatra). Part IV. Geological Magazine (1879), Decade II, 6:535-549 Fulltext
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