Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene; Recent.
For information on the modern distribution of the species, see WoRMS. Note that the fossil record of this species is associated with the subspecies name L. variegatus plurituberculatus (Kier, 1963).
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First English Description (from Parkinson, 1831, p. 124):
"Orbicular, rather depressed; larger areas with tubercles of a medium size; smaller ones a little more raised, with three pairs of rows of pores; mouth nearly round; slightly waved; vent round. Recent and rare."
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