A Second Western Atlantic Species of Vitularia (Mollusca: Gastropoda)

Emily H. Vokes


In 1967 the writer reported the occurrence of the gastropod Vitularia in the Pinecrest Beds of southern Florida. This marked the first knowledge of the genus in the western Atlantic fauna, the only previously known New World species being from the eastern Pacific. Consequently, it was with great delight that a second western Atlantic species was recognized in collections made during the Summer, 1976, in the Gurabo Formation of the Dominican Republic.

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