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Burnupena rogersi

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Burnupena rogersi was named by Kensley and Pether (1986). Its type specimen is SAM-PQ-HB539, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Avontuur A 50m complex 1, which is in a Pliocene coastal horizon in South Africa.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Burnupena rogersi Kensley and Pether p. 181 figs. fig. 23

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyBuccinoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyBuccinidaeRafinesque 1815
genusBurnupenaIredale 1918

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 about 1,5 times longer than wide. Protoconch unknown; at least 5 postnatal whorls. Profile of earlier whorls evenly convex; of last 3 whorls with distinct, rounded shoulder. Sculpture of fine spiral bands separated by narrow incised grooves; 7-8 on third from last whorl, 14-15 on penultimate whorl, 35-42 on body whorl, extending on to outer surface of anterior canal, flattened bands becoming obscure, divided by shallow incised lines on lower body whorl. No axial sculpture apart from faint growth lines, and several aperture margin ridges in larger specimens. Narrow gutter formed at suture line on last whorl, becoming closed on earlier whorls. Inner surface of outer lip with about 10 faint ridges. Base narrowly umbilicate; columella lacking pleats; with weak callus; anterior canal short, flexed slightly to left.