from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of the family Marginellidœ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun (Zoöl.) A genus of small, polished, marine univalve shells, native of all warm seas.
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Miller (1955a: 163) reported _Z.m. marginella_ as occurring commonly in the desert border and lower canyons at the base of the mountains of the
-- (Fig. 139.) Shell obtusely ovate; wide at the base of the spire; spire depressed; both lips crenulate, but most distinct upon the outer lip; resembles very closely a marginella.
-- N.S. (Fig. 238.) The thickened outer lip and the plaits of the inner, show this to belong to the genus marginella, though it has a close resemblance to an oliva in the elevation of the spire; whirls four.
Among the birds definitely identified in the Chaco Canyon are: the redwinged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus), cowbird (Molothrus ater), western crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos), western mourning dove (Zenaidura macroura marginella), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), red-shafted flicker (Coleptes cafer collaris), hawks (Buteo sp.), piñon jay