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Nemocardium (Pratulum) pulchellum (Gray). (Pl. 36, Figs. 12, 13, 20.)

 

 

1843. Cardium pulchellum Gray, Dieffenbach’s N.Z., p. 252.

 

1913. Protocardia (Nemocardium) pulchella (Gray): Suter, Manual, p. 1000, pl. 62, fig. 9.

 

 

Localities: Recent, New Zealand, 10-120 faths. Numerous localities in Castlecliffian, Nukumaruan and Waitotaran beds. The species has been recorded from many localities in the Tutamoe Series (Marwick, 1931, p. 77), These should not have been identified so positively as many are no more than generic identifications based on poor material. None are form the typical Tutamoe beds of Muddy Creek, but all are from the upper part of the series as then used, and are probably Taranakian and higher. N. pulchellum does not seem to go below the Waitotaran.”

 

 

(Marwick, 1944: 266)

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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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