Minolia pseudobscura

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Minolia pseudobscura
Minolia pseudobscura 001.jpg
Original image of the shell of Minolia pseudobscura
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Vetigastropoda
Superfamily: Trochoidea
Family: Solariellidae
Genus: Minolia
Species: M. pseudobscura
Binomial name
Minolia pseudobscura
(Yokoyama, 1927)

Solariella pseudobscura Yokoyama, 1927

Minolia pseudobscura is a fossil species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Solariellidae. [1]


This fossil species occurs in Japan and South Australia. The small, solid shell has a depressed-conical shape. Its height attains 11 mm and its diameter also 11 mm. The shell contains seven whorls and a wide open umbilicus. The nucleus is smooth and rounded. The other whorls are tabulate with an almost horizontal surface and the lateral surface vertical and somewhat convex. The aperture is subcircular. The thin peristome is continuous. [2]

External links[edit]


  • Makiyama, J., 1959: Matajiro Yokoyama's Tertiary fossils from various localities in Japan. Part 3. Palaeontological Society of Japan, Special Papers, no. 5, pp. 1–4, pls. 58–86
  • Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. (1999). Catalogue and bibliography of the marine shell-bearing Mollusca of Japan. Osaka. : Elle Scientific Publications. 749 pp.