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Species / Struthiochenopus Echtleri

Stromboidea


Original Description of Struthiochenopus echtleri by Nielsen & Encinas, 2014:

  • "Shell up to 25 mm high, with high turreted spire of up to seven teleoconch whorls; spire angle about 28; protoconch of about three smooth, convex whorls; protoconch and early teleoconch surface eroded in all specimens; keel development beginning on early teleoconch, second keel anterior to primary keel visible on last whorl, not reaching onto wing; whorl profile almost straight above and below keel; surface of teleoconch ornamented with fine spiral threads; faint axial ribs on early teleoconch whorls, becoming restricted to primary keel region giving keel a nodose to serrated appearance on later whorls; aperture sublenticular, with narrow, straight anterior siphonal canal; outer lip expanded into broad wing with prominent posterior digitation, anterior digitation reduced to blunt angulation; posterior margin of wing widely sinused; inner lip covered by moderately thick callus pad."

Locus typicus: Mocha Island, Chile, north of the old lighthouse (Morro Torrecillas) on the western coast and south of the bay south of the northwestern tip of the island (Punta de los Cuervos)

Stratum typicum: Miocene

Struthiochenopus echtleri Nielsen & Encinas, 2014; Miocene; Mocha Island, Chile, north of the old lighthouse (Morro Torrecillas) on the western coast and south of the bay south of the northwestern tip of the island (Punta de los Cuervos); Holotype SGO.PI.6506; picture Sven Nielsen

Struthiochenopus echtleri Nielsen & Encinas, 2014; Miocene; Mocha Island, Chile, north of the old lighthouse (Morro Torrecillas) on the western coast and south of the bay south of the northwestern tip of the island (Punta de los Cuervos); Paratype SGO.PI.6507; picture Sven Nielsen

Struthiochenopus echtleri Nielsen & Encinas, 2014; Miocene; Mocha Island, Chile, north of the old lighthouse (Morro Torrecillas) on the western coast and south of the bay south of the northwestern tip of the island (Punta de los Cuervos); SGO.PI.6508

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