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genus

Belatomina Powell, 1942

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Caenogastropoda »  family Turridae

Description

Shell of moderate size, 20 - 28 mm., biconic-ovate, with a moderately tail spire and an elongate-ovate body-whorl, gradually tapered to a short very weakly notched anterior canal. The suture is not margined, the whorls not angled and the shoulder slope scarcely differentiated. Protoconch large, depressed, broadly dome-shaped, of 1 1/2 whorls. Adult sculpture of dense crisp axials and spirals. Sinus subsutural, broad and shallowly arcuate. Range — Oligocene of Tasmania and Victoria and Miocene of Victoria.

Sources

Powell, A.W.B. : The Molluscan Families Speightiidae and Turridae. 1966.
Author: Jan Delsing

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Explanations

extinct taxon