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Xenophora (Xenophora) mekranensis Newton 1905 (carrier shell)

Gastropoda - Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 115888

pl. 17, figs. 8-10; fig. 8 - general view of specimen; fig. 9 - basal view of another specimen, showing reticulate ornamentation; fig. 10 - fragment of another specimen, showing external sculpturing and foreign attachment at the suture.

Alternative combination: Tugurium mekranense

Full reference: R. B. Newton. 1905. An account of some marine fossils contained in limestone nodules found on the Mekran Beach, off Ormara Headland, Baluchistan. Geological Magazine 2:293-305

Belongs to Xenophora (Xenophora) according to A. J. W. Hendy 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Unknown number, a shell

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Average measurements (in mm): shell 30.0 x 50.0