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Upper Cretaceous gastropods (Fissurellidae, Haliotidae, Scissurellidae) from Puerto Rico and Jamaica

  • Norman F. Sohl (a1)

Abstract

The fissurellid, haliotid, and scissurellid gastropods described herein are representatives of a diverse, but poorly documented, molluscan assemblage from the Upper Cretaceous carbonate-platform deposits of the Caribbean Faunal Province. Among the Fissurellidae, the Emarginulinae are represented by Emarginula pojetai n. sp., E. marchmontensis n. sp., E. sp., Puncturella (Alatrix) leesi n. sp., and P. (A.) sp.; the Diodorinae by Diodora decussata n. sp., Diodora hazeli n. sp., Diodora? pedinostoma n. sp., and D. sp.; the Fissurellinae by Fissurella kollmanni n. sp. Haliotis antillesensis n. sp. is only the second verifiable member of the family Haliotidae to be described from the Cretaceous and Scissurella marchmontensis n. sp. represents the first record of the Scissurellidae in that period.

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