Pseudonoduloconus Tucker & Tenorio, 2009,

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Pseudonoduloconus Tucker & Tenorio, 2009


Genus Pseudonoduloconus Tucker & Tenorio, 2009 

Type species (by original designation): Conus carnalis Sowerby III, 1879  . Recent. Western Africa. 

According to Tucker & Tenorio (2009) this genus is characterised by shells with false nodules, formed by elevations at the junction of the shoulder and major growth lines. Subsutural flexure shallow, moderately curved, strongly asymmetrical. Based on the species included in the genus by Tucker & Tenorio (2009) the shells have spiral cords or faint spiral striae on the spire whorls, which are more or less concave. Aside from the spire sculpture, the species are reminiscent of Monteiroconus  species. The genus is restricted to Western Africa  ; Miocene and Pliocene species are documented from the proto-Mediterranean Sea and the Eastern Atlantic including the Azores. This genus was not treated by Puillandre et al. (2014b), but accepted by Puillandre et al. (2014a).