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Turbonilla newcombei W. H. Dall & P. Bartsch, 1907

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Allogastropoda »  family Pyramidellidae »  genus Turbonilla


Turbonilla newcombei

Author: Dall, W.H. & Bartsch, P.

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Shell regularly, broadly conic, white on the posterior half and light brown on the anterior half of the exposed portion of the whorl; base white. Nuclear whorls decollated in all the specimens seen. Postnuclear whorls somewhat overhanging, decidedly contracted toward the periphery from the anterior fifth of the exposed part; almost flattened posterior to this, and closely appressed at the summit, separated by strongly marked sutures. Ribs about 18 upon all the turns, almost vertical, moderately elevated, rounded in the middle, decidedly flattened and widened at the summit, disappearing at the periphery. Intercostal spaces not depressed below the general surface, a little wider than the ribs. Periphery and the moderately long base well rounded, smooth, excepting the fine spiral striatum which covers the entire surface of the shell. Aperture subquadrate, posterior angle acute; outer lip thin, showing the color bands within; columella slender, oblique and slightly revolute.
The type (Cat. No. 126660, U.S.N.M.) was collected by Dr. C. F. Newcombe, at Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It has 7 post-nuclear whorls which measure: Length 5.4 mm.,diameter 2.1 mm.
Dall, W.H. & Bartsch, P., 1907. The Pyramidellid Moluscs of the Oregonian faunal area.
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Turbonilla newcombei Dall & Bartsch, 1907]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013

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