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Ptychosalpinx laqueata

Geological Range

Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene; Extinct.

Paleogeographic Distribution

Southern Florida to Virginia.

Remarks

Original Description (from Conrad, 1832, p. 19):

"Ovate conical, with spiral striae, and minute spiral lines between; ribs or folds elevated, subacute, obsolete on the inferior half of the body whorl.

Locality. James River, near Smithfield, Va. Upper Tertiary."

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Stratigraphic Occurrences

Early Pleistocene
Chowan River Formation (VA)
Late Pliocene
Duplin / Raysor formations (GA)
Jackson Bluff Formation (N. FL)
Tamiami Formation (Pinecrest Beds) (S. FL)
Yorktown Formation (VA)
Yorktown Formation (Mogarts Beach Clay) (VA)
<i>Ptychosalpinx laqueata</i> from the Late Pliocene Tamiami Fm. (Pinecrest Beds) of Highlands County, Florida (UF 61686).
Ptychosalpinx laqueata from the Late Pliocene Tamiami Fm. (Pinecrest Beds) of Highlands County, Florida (UF 61686).
Specimen of <i>Ptychosalpinx laqueata</i> figured by Conrad (1832, pl. 4, fig. 5).
Specimen of Ptychosalpinx laqueata figured by Conrad (1832, pl. 4, fig. 5).
Early Pleistocene Map
Early Pleistocene Map
Late Pliocene Map
Late Pliocene Map