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Busycoarctum tropicalis

Busycoarctum tropicalis


Order Neogastropoda
Family Buccinidae

Busycoarctum tropicalis (Petuch, 1994)
Stratigraphy:  Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation

Location: SMR Phase 10 Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA.

Status: Extinct


Notes:  Sub adults of this species have been identified as Busycoarctum rapum while adults resemble Busycoarctum maximum.  Heilprin (1886) in his description of B. rapum stated that it is a smooth shell lacking shoulder spines.  B. tropicalis is more heavily striated with shoulder spines suggesting a different species.

From the album:

Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

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