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Vokesimurex gilli

Geological Range

Early Miocene; Extinct.

Paleogeographic Distribution

Northern Florida.

Remarks

Original Description (from Maury, 1910, p. 19):

"Shell with six convex whorls of which the first three are smooth and the remainder sculptured. Spiral sculpture of well-defined threads alternating in size. Longitudinal sculpture of rounded riblets (ten on the last whorl). Suture waved; pillar nearly straight; aperture and canal key-hole shaped. Length of shell 9; greatest width 4 mm.

Named in honor of Professor Gill of Cornell University.

Oak Grove, Florida.

Mr. Aldrich's collection."

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Stratigraphic Occurrences

Early Miocene
Chipola Formation (N. FL)
Oak Grove Sand (N. FL)
<i>Vokesimurex gilli</i> from the Early Miocene Chipola Fm. of Calhoun County, Florida (UF 139732).
Vokesimurex gilli from the Early Miocene Chipola Fm. of Calhoun County, Florida (UF 139732).
Specimen of <i>Vokesimurex gilli</i> figured by Maury (1910, pl. 5, fig. 3); 9 mm in length.
Specimen of Vokesimurex gilli figured by Maury (1910, pl. 5, fig. 3); 9 mm in length.
Early Miocene Map
Early Miocene Map<