- Conus abruptus
Temporal range: Tertiary
Apertural (upper) and abapertural view of the fossil shell of Conus abruptus from its original description. Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Gastropoda (unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea Family: Conidae Subfamily: Coninae Genus: Conus Species: † C. abruptus Binomial name Conus abruptus
Conus (Lithoconus) abruptus Marshall, 1918
Marshall's type description reads as follows:
Conus (Lithoconus) abruptus. n. sp. (Plate XX, figs. 7, 7a.)
Shell of moderate size, conical, 20 mm by 11 mm. Spire of 5 whorls, almost flat, and from it the protoconch of 3 whorls projects sharply. Aperture narrow. Columella with a spiral groove near its anterior end. Ornamentation: The whorls of the spire each with about 5 spiral lirae crossed by numerous growth-lines. Suture moderately deep. Body-whorl with numerous but indistinct growth-lines. Eleven distinct spiral lirae near the anterior end. Otherwise the surface is quite smooth.
One specimen, in good condition. This subgenus has not previously been recorded from New Zealand. Type in the Wanganui Museum.
This article incorporates public domain text originating from the New Zealand from the reference .
- ^ a b c d e Marshall P. (1918). "The Tertiary Molluscan Fauna of Pakaurangi Point. Kaipara Harbour". Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 50: 263-278. Plate 20, figure 7, 7a.
- ^ "Conus (Lithoconus) abruptus Marshall, 1918. Paleo records.". The Conus Biodiversity website, accessed 21 March 2010.
- Beu & Maxwell (1990). N.Z. Geol. Surv. Paleontol. Bull. 58: 124.
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