Revised descriptions of New Zealand Cenozoic Mollusca from Beu and Maxwell (1990)
(Pl. 51c): Notolimopsis pulchra Maxwell, 1969 (type species of the genus); paratype, GS9516,140/f9804, Trig Z, Otiake, Waitaki Valley (Waitakian)
(Pl. 51d): Notolimopsis pulchra Maxwell, 1969 (type species of the genus); paratype, GS9516,140/f9804, Trig Z, Otiake, Waitaki Valley (Waitakian)
Beu & Maxwell (1990): Chapter 17; p. 374; pl. 51 c,d.
Description: Length 2.5-3.5 mm, subelliptical to ovate, subequilateral, length-height ratio greater than 1. Commarginal sculpture of low, rounded ridges, radial sculpture confined to posterior region in most species, of narrow costellae. Cardinal area long, narrow, with fine vertical striations, bearing a small, central triangular resilifer.
Comparison: Notolimopsis differs from other limopsids primarily in its small size and its shape, particularly in having a length-height ratio greater than one.
Distribution: Mangaorapan?; Bortonian-Altonian, recorded only from shallow-water ("shelf") assemblages in Canterbury and North Otago.
Cite this publication as: "A.G. Beu and J.I. Raine (2009). Revised
descriptions of New Zealand Cenozoic Mollusca from Beu and Maxwell (1990). GNS
Science miscellaneous series no. 27."
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