From the look of the protoconch of the better-preserved of the two syntypes (BMNH
18188.8.131.52) illustrated in Williams (2006: sp. 5766), a more proper generic
placement may be in Vitricythara Fargo in Olsson and Harbison,
1953 [type species Cythara metria Dall, 1902 OD; see also
Vitricythara elata (Dall,
1889) Elongate Mangelia and Lee (2009: 134-135)].
Ergo Vitricythara fulgens (E. A. Smith, 1888).
Lee, H. G., 2009. Marine shells of northeast Florida. Jacksonville Shell
Club, Jacksonville, FL. pp. (1)-204 incl. numerous text figs. + 19 color pls.
Olsson, A. A. and A. Harbison, 1953. Pliocene Mollusca of southern Florida. Monograph No. 8 Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia,
v + pp. 1-457 + 65 pls.
Smith, E. A. 1888. Diagnoses of new species of Pleurotomidae in the British
Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 6(2): 300-317. Oct. [not
Williams, M., 2005. Shallow-water Turridae of Florida and the Caribbean
(northern border of Florida to southern Brazil in depths of less than 250
meters) First version. Published privately, Tellevast, FL.
Unpaginated, unbound; profusely illustrated, mostly in color. March. [Some
replacement pages issued subsequently]