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Posted: Aug 11 2009

 Fulguropsis spirata pyruloides (Say, 1822), Say's Pear Whelk  (Previously Busycotypus.  Slides not updated.)

Although many lump the following in one species or another, I've followed Abbott (American Seashells 1974) and presented them as named forms. 

Fulguropsis spirata spirata (Lamarck, 1816)
Fulguropsis spirata pyruloides (Say, 1822)
Fulguropsis spirata plagosa (Conrad, 1863)

See discussion on iNaturalis at: Fulguropsis from ft desoto on May 02, 2022 by Artesia · iNaturalist

For more photos see

Busycotypus pyruloides 12.jpg
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