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Trophon carringtoni

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Trophon carringtoni was named by Kensley and Pether (1986). Its type specimen is SAM-PQ-AV536, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Avontuur A 50m complex 3, which is in a Pliocene shoreface horizon in South Africa.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Trophon carringtoni Kensley and Pether p. 180 figs. fig. 22

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyMuricoideade Costa 1776
familyMuricidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyTrophoninaeCossmann 1903
genusTrophonMontfort 1810

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.

B. Kensley and J. Pether 1986Shell of 4-5 postnatal whorls; aperture longer than spire. Whorls with single prominent keeled shoulder. Early whorls with irregular axial ridges, giving appearance of cancellate sculpture below keel, forming more or less well defined squamae where keel intersected. In later whorls, 6-8 axial ridges only faintly indicated above keel, stronger below keel, especially on body whorl, forming faint swelling at intersection with keel. Columella smooth, with callus developed. Inner surface of outer lip with 5 tubercles below carinal notch. Short anterior canal flexed to left.