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Murexiella shilohensis

Geological Range

Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene; Extinct.

Paleogeographic Distribution

Southern Florida to North Carolina.

Remarks

Original Description (from Heilprin, 1888, p. 404):

"Whorls about seven, angular, flattened on the shoulder, which is crossed diagonally by the variceal ridges; varices about eight on the body-whorl, sub-equal, spinosely elevated on the shoulder angulation, and crossed by four sub-equal revolving ridges, which appear double on the crests of the varices; only two such ridges on the whorls above the body-whorl.

Aperture somewhat more than half the length of shell, key-hole shaped, with the canal broadly deflected. Length nearly .75 inch.

A single specimen from Ayres' pits, near Shiloh, in the possession of Miss Emma Walter, of Philadelphia"

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Stratigraphic Occurrences

Early Pleistocene
Caloosahatchee Formation (S. FL)
Waccamaw Formation (SC)
Late Pliocene
Duplin Formation (NC)
Jackson Bluff Formation (N. FL)
Tamiami Formation (Pinecrest Beds) (S. FL)
<i>Murexiella shilohensis</i> from either the Late Pliocene Tamiami Fm. (Pinecrest Beds) or Early Pleistocene Caloosahatchee Fm. of Okeechobee County, Florida (UF 118287).
Murexiella shilohensis from either the Late Pliocene Tamiami Fm. (Pinecrest Beds) or Early Pleistocene Caloosahatchee Fm. of Okeechobee County, Florida (UF 118287).
Early Pleistocene Map
Early Pleistocene Map
Late Pliocene Map
Late Pliocene Map