Pleurotomoides

Belongs within: Clathurellidae. Pleurotomoides is a fossil genus of conoids known from the Miocene to Pliocene of the North Atlantic and Mediterranean (Powell 1966). Characters (from Powell 1966): Moderate sized, 10–20 mm, Glyphostoma-like but without apertural processes. Protoconch paucispiral, 2–2.5 smooth whorls, with strong submedian carina developing on second whorl. Adult whorls more or less… Continue reading Pleurotomoides

Clathurellidae

Belongs within: Conoidea.Contains: Awateria, Scobinella, Glyphostoma (Glyphostoma), Lienardia (Lienardia), Acrista, Paraclathurella, Pleurotomoides, Nannodiella, Etrema (Etrema), Etrema (Etremopsis). The Clathurellidae are a group of conoid gastropods with more or less fusiform shells, usually bearing strong, often cancellate sculpture. Most species possess a protoconch with a keel on at least part of the final whorl (Bouchet et al. 2011).… Continue reading Clathurellidae