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Collected 05 Nov 2000, Rungapapa Knoll, W of White Island, NZ. (M.154288). © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa CC BY-NC-ND
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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
Kermadec Islands
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
L =
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
I =

Timbellus flemingi (Beu, 1967)

Classification:Gastropoda - Caenogastropoda - Neogastropoda
Size/Grows to:Height 21mm, Width 13mm
Distribution:Trawled off Three Kings Islands, and Northland to Palliser Bay
Geographical Range:ACE.
References and Publications:
  • Beu, A.G., Maxwell, P.A. 1990: Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey, 58 (p.264)
  • Houart, R. 1989: Description of a new species of Pterynotus (Mollusca: Gastropod: Muricidae) from Norfolk Island, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 16(2) (p.276)
  • Powell, A.W.B. 1979: New Zealand Mollusca: Marine, Land and Freshwater Shells, Collins, Auckland (p.172)
  • Beu, A.G. 1970: New Zealand Gastropod Mollusca of the Genus Pteropurpura Jousseaume, Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 12(12) (p.138)

Note: Localities are approximate, and represent only some of the known localities for the species.

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