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Species / Varicospira Spinifera

Varicospira Spinifera

Stromboidea


Locus typicus: Menengteng Gorge, Waled, Ceribon, Java Island, Indonesia

Stratum typicum: Pliocene

Dientomochilus cancellatus spiniferus (Martin, 1899); Syntypes; Pliocene; Menengteng Gorge, Waled, Ceribon, Java Island, Indonesia; in Leloux & Wesselingh, 2009; Coll. Naturalis no. RGM 10304 a, b; Copyright Naturalis

Rostellaria spinifera (Martin, 1899); Syntypes; Pliocene; Menengteng Gorge, Waled, Ceribon, Java Island, Indonesia; Coll. Naturalis no. RGM 10304 a; Copyright Naturalis

Rimella cancellata spinifera (Martin, 1899); Pliocene; Java Island, Indonesia; Coll. Naturalis

Rimella cancellata spinifera (Martin, 1899); Pliocene; Java Island, Indonesia; Coll. Naturalis no. ST.46426; Copyright Naturalis

  • Remark: The name on the label "spicufera" is a misinterpretation of the handwritten "spinifera"

Rimella cancellata spinifera (Martin, 1899); Pliocene; Java Island, Indonesia; Coll. Naturalis no. ST.46426; Copyright Naturalis

  • Remark: The name on the label "spicufera" is a misinterpretation of the handwritten "spinifera"

Varicospira cf. spinifera (Martin, 1899); Noil Tobee River, Nikiniki, East Nusa Tenggara Province, West Timor Island, Indonesia; Coll. BM(NH) no. G.51678-81

Varicospira spinifera (Martin, 1899); upper Miocene or Pliocene; Dent Peninsula, Sabah State, North Borneo, Malaysia; Ex-coll. E. Wenk, 1937; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H14411; Photo Virgilio Liverani, from Cox, 1948

Varicospira cf. spinifera (Martin, 1899); Age unknown, Pliocene?; Obi Island, mouth of Kali Wai Lower, North Maluku Province, Indonesia; 29,75 mm; Coll. ZMA; Ex-coll. H.Th. de Booy, collected 1/1928; Photo Ron Voskuil

Varicospira cf. spinifera (Martin, 1899); upper Pliocene; "Solo River", Sangiran, Java Island, Indonesia; Coll. Elmar Mai

  1. 30,6 mm
  2. 30,6 mm

I am missing literature for proper identification. Both specimen differ in several characters:

  • lirae in the aperture
  • teeth at the anterior end of the shell
  • posterior chanal

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