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Gastropoda: : Pyramidelloidea: Turbonillinae

Turbonilla ornata (d'Orbigny, 1840)

Range: 34°N to 12°N; 76°W to 61°W
Depth: 27 to 115 m
Maximum Reported Size: 6  mm


Chemnitzia ornata d'Orbigny, 1840
Pyrgiscus ornata (d'Orbigny, 1840) 
Turbonilla protracta Dall, 1892
Pyrgiscus protracta (Dall, 1892) 


Chemnitzia ornata d'Orbigny, 1840, p. 397 [1842: 221-222], [d'Orbigny 1842b, pl. 16, figs. 18-21]
[Basis of the current name]
Type Locality: Antilles [Martinique, Jamaica and Guadeloupe (d'Orbigny 1842)]
Range: 18°N to 12°N; 76°W to 61°W
Maximum Reported Size: 6 mm
Distribution: Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Martinique
References: d'Orbigny (1841b) NEWM; Odé & Speers (1972c)
Comments: Usually dated from 1842, but discussed in the description of Chemnitzia americana d'Orbigny, 1840.
Combining Genera:  Pyrgiscus

Turbonilla (Turbonilla) protracta Dall, 1892b, p. 261, pl. 13, fig. 11a
Type Locality: Newer Miocene, Mrs. Guion's marl-bed, Cape Fear River, North Carolina; Post-Pliocene of Simmon's Bluff, South Carolina; Recent, North Carolina to Samana Bay, Santo Domingo
Range: 34°N to 19°N; 76°W to 70°W
Depth: 27 to 115 m
Maximum Reported Size: 4 mm
Distribution: USA: North Carolina; Dominican Republic
References: Dall (1892b) DdNSEWM; Odé & Speers (1972c); Odé (1996) s
Comments: The record from Texas by Odé & Speers (1972e) needs confirmation; they refer to their identification as a "guess".
Combining Genera:  Pyrgiscus

Partial List of References

d'Orbigny, A. 1840. Mollusques Voyage dans l'Amérique Méridionale 5 377-424, pls. 53, 67, 70-71. P. Bertrand: Paris. [True date: -- --- 1840.]
Dall, W. H. 1892. Contributions to the Tertiary fauna of Florida, with especial reference to the Miocene silex-beds of Tampa and the Pliocene beds of the Caloosahatchie River. Part II. Streptodont and other gastropods, concluded Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia 3 [i-vii], 201-473, 1 fold-out map, pls. 13-22. [Stated date: -- Dec 1892.]

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