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Holotype, collected 17 Jul 1985, NE of Chatham Islands, NZ. (M.084114). 7mm. © 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.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced

Osteopelta mirabilis Marshall, 1987

Classification:Gastropoda - Vetigastropoda
Family:OSTEOPELTIDAE
Distribution:Off South Island and NE of Chatham Islands. On whale bone
Geographical Range:CFE.
References and Publications:
  • Marshall, B.A. 1987: Osteopeltidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda): a new family of limpets associated with whale bone in the deep-sea, Journal of Molluscan Studies, 53 (p.122)

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

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