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(without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... FOSSILS OF THE PLIOCENE (" FLORIDIAN") FORMATION OF THE
CALOOSAHATCHIE. Murrx imperialis, Swainson. Zoological
Illustrations, 2d ser., ii, p. 67. Tryon, Manual of Conchology, ii,
p. 1o1, pi. 23, fig. 2o6. . A limited number of individuals from
the banks of the, Caloosahatchie below Fort Thompson, showing no
essential variation from the living form. The occurrence of this
species in the Pliocene deposits of the State practically
determines its true home to be the Atlantic border of America and
not the Pacific coast, as is frequently asserted (Reeve,
Conchologia Iconica, Murex, sp. 42). Hurex brevifrons. Lam., var.
calcitrapa, Lam. Animaux sans Vert&bres, ix, p. 573. Tryon,
Manual of Conchology, ii, p. 95, pi. 19, fig. 175. Banks of the
Caloosahatchie below Fort Thompson. All the specimens obtained by
us appear to be immature forms, and none would measure, if perfect,
more than an inch and a half in length. I can detect no character
by which to distinguish them from the recent form, unless it be in
a greater regularity and prominence of the revolving lines, and a
further projection of the variceal spines. The species also grades
into M. erocatus, which appears to be nothing more than a nodulose
variety of M. brevifrons. Fusus Caloosaensis, nov. sp. Fig. i.
Shell typically fusiform, of about ten volutions; spire acuminate,
about one-third the length of shell, with a slightly papillate
apex; whorls sub-angular, longitudinally ribbed, and crossed by
somewhat distantlyplaced, elevated, revolving lines, the median two
of which on the whorls above the body-whorl appear more developed
than the others. Body-whorl with about nine revolving lines, the
two on the shoulder, with occasional intermediate finer lines,
least prominent; aperture semioval, with a long, nearly strai...
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