Pleurotoma (Mangilia) fulgens E. A. Smith, 1888

    From the look of the protoconch of the better-preserved of the two syntypes (BMNH 1854.5.26.34) 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 seen]
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]

Pleurotoma (Mangilia) fulgens E. A. Smith, 1888

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