Proud Globe

(Say, 1821)

Mesodon elevatus

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Stylommatophora

Polygyridae

Taxonomic Information

Helix elevata

Original Combination:

elevata = elevated [latin]; refering to the elevated spire of its shell.

Etymology

Original Description:

Shell pale horn colour, spire elevated; whirls seven, regularly rounded; umbilicus none; aperture somewhat angulated; labrum dilated, reflected, pure white, at base adpressed to the body whirl, abruptly narrowed on the inner edge beneath the middle, and continuing thus narrowed to the superior termination, leaving a projecting angle behind the middle; labium with a large, robust, very oblique, sub-arquated, pure white tooth.
Greatest breadth, 7/8 of an inch. Column, 9/16.
Found rather common in the vicinity of Cincinnati, Ohio, it seems to be distantly related to thyroidus, by the tooth on the labium, but this tooth is much more robust; it differs more essentially by the much more elevated spire, and by the superior half of the dilated lip being abruptly narrowed so as to form a prominent angle near the middle. It is also a much thicker shell.

Original Description Citation:

Say, T. (1821). Description of univalve shells of the United States. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 2(1): 149-179.

Ecological Information

Native/Inavsive:

Native

Nature Serve Conservation Status:

G5: Secure

Diet

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