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“Genus Belalora n.g.
Type : Belalora thielei n.sp.



This genus resembles Propebela in build and adult sculpture, but has a relatively larger, more dome-shaped protoconch consisting of a smooth planorbid tip, a whorl of closely spaced spiral threads and, finally, a whorl of spiral ribs crossed by axial threads. As in the previous genus, Lorabela, the posterior sinus is deep and rounded. There is a vestigial oval operculum with a terminal nucleus. Theile's Bela striatula (1912, p. 215, pl. 14, fig. 3), from Gauss Station, Davis Sea, belongs to this genus. It has the same style of protoconch as thielei, but the post-nuclear axials are more numerous.”



(Powell, 1951: 171)


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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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