Posted: Aug 26 2014
Nassarius sp. Conceicao Brazil
8/28/14 Harry Lee:
This is the Uzita identified as Nassarius consensus, at least no. 2
and the shell on p. 2 anyway, at the Femorale website: lookie here
I think it differs from that taxon (N. consensus), the type locality of
which is off Charleston, SC.
Unfortunately, the Femorale photos do not provide sufficient
surface detail to make any conclusions. However, I doubt any
are the taxon I've presented as N. consensus. If the specimens
presented by Femorale are the same as what I've herein
presented as N. sp. Conceicao Brazil, then a comparative
examination of the detail of the surface sculpture would indicate
they are not N. consensus. Most of the specimens presented by
Femorale clearly have distinct spiral cords, which N. consensus
Here are three samples of the variability of the detailed surface sculpture of N. consensus to compare to N. sp. Conceicao Brazil.