NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America

Paralonchurus aff. goodei (Gilbert, 1898)

Specimen details:
Sample Number: PPP2673
Type Status: nontype
Scale Bar is 1 mm
Type: SEM
Orientation: mesial
Locality: Manzanilla Bay, Manzanilla Bay, Trinidad

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Morphologic Description:

    Otolith shape: short and rectangular;
    Thickness: slightly thick;
    Form: -Mesial slightly convex;
    Form: -Lateral slightly convex, with central nodules;
    Dorsal margin: slightly straight, expanded anteriorly;
    Dorsal margin sculpture: slightly entire;
    Ventral margin: slightly straight, with shallow central concavities;
    Posterior margin: rounded and entire;
    Sulcus acusticus: ostial, heterosulcoid;
    Colliculum: heteromorph, low anterior and indistinct posterior colliculi;
    Pseudocolliculum: absent;
    Ostium: oblong, slightly inclined ventrally;
    Cauda: long and narrow, strongly bent; the tip is somewhat curved in the anterior direction close to ventral margin.;
    Ostio-caudal differentiation: dorso-ventrally constricted;
    Collum: absent;
    Crista superior: poorly developed over ostium, ridge-like over cauda;
    Crista inferior: poorly developed under ostium, moderately well developed under cauda;
    Dorsal depression: shallow and elongate;
    Ventral depression: absent;
    Rostrum: reduced;
    Antirostrum: short;
    Excisura: narrow, notch absent;
    Middle Miocene: Manzanilla Fm., Manzanilla Bay, Trinidad;

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