from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of platypodous gastropods characterized by turreted shells in which the columella and inner and outer lips bear simple folds or corrugations which greatly contract the interior of the whorls. It occurs in Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks.


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