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Gastropoda - Pleurotomariidae
If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|H.O. Fletcher 1958||Medium sized turbinate pleurotomarids with a moderately high spire, five to six distinct, rounded whorls, slightly shouldered close to the upper suture; a narrow selenizone bordered by carinae, situated above the whorl periphery; sutures sharply angular and deep; base rounded, phaneromphalous; outer lip with a wide insinuation, culminating in a short slit; aperture elongate-oval, its vertical plane sloping inwards at about 35°; columella lip thick, somewhat flattened, arcuate and to some extent reflexed; ornamentation consists of striae following the line of growth and possible fine spiral lirae. Shell thin.|