abyssochrysoid

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abyssochrysoid (plural abyssochrysoids)

  1. Any sea snail of the superfamily Abyssochrysoidea.
    • 2015 October 16, “Cenozoic Methane-Seep Faunas of the Caribbean Region”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0140788:
      Two seep faunas are distinguished in Barbados: the late Eocene mudstone-hosted ‘Joes River fauna’ consists mainly of large lucinid bivalves and tall abyssochrysoid gastropods, and the early Miocene carbonate-hosted ‘Bath Cliffs fauna’ containing the vesicomyid Pleurophopsis, the mytilid Bathymodiolus and small gastropods.