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Genus Plagioconus  Tucker & Tenorio, 2009

Type species (by original designation): Conus elatus Michelotti, 1847  . Miocene, Europe.

Note. Tucker & Tenorio (2009) erected the genus Plagioconus  , which they characterised as including species with an elongated last whorl, spire with a convex profile; the spire whorls devoid of sculpture and a shallow subsutural flexure. This is an exclusively European Miocene genus. If our interpretation of the genus is correct, the generic description must be emended. The shells have indeed an elongated last whorl, but the spire, which can be mediumhigh is always beaded on the earliest whorls and spiral sculpture on the ramp may range from finely to distinctly striate. Tucker & Tenorio (2009) described the anal notch as shallow, however, most species, including the type species, have a deep to very deep, moderately to strongly asymmetrical subsutural flexure, which is moderately to strongly curved.