The Genus Conus (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from the Alum Bluff Group of Northwestern Florida

Shirley E. Hoerle

Abstract


This study of the gastropod genus Conus comprises 24 species from the Alum Bluff Group of northwestern Florida, including 16 species from the Chipola Formation, late lower Miocene; four species from Oak Grove Sand, (?) late lower Miocene; and four species from the Shoal River Formation, middle Miocene. Eleven species are new: C. aneuretos, C. ambonos, C. cracens, C. tapetus, C. erugatus, C. aquoreus, C. praecipuus, C. vegrandis, C. tricoratus, C. rapunculus from the Chipola Formation and C. drezi from the Shoal River Formation. In addition, three homonyms are renamed: C. gardnerae for C. corrugatus Gardner non Sowerby; C. vitius for C. fusiformis Gardner non G. Fischer, nec Lamarck, nec Pease; C. infulatus for C. turbinopsis Gardner non Deshayes. All 24 species are treated systematically.


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