Torcula Gray 1847 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative spelling: Turritella (Torcula)

Parent taxon: Turritellidae according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Addicott 1970, Allmon 1996, Gardner 1943, Gardner 1947, Gardner 1948, Ladd 1972, Rosenberg et al. 2006, Sepkoski 2002 and Titova 1994

Sister taxa: Actaeonema, Caucasella, Colpospirella, Cristispira, Eligmostoma, Haustator, Incatella, Kapalmerella, Mariacolpus, Nairiella, Orectospirinae, Palmerella, Pareorinae, Protominae, Springvaleia, Torquesiella, Trobus, Turriola, Turritellinae, Turritellopsinae, Turritellopsis, Vermiculariinae

Subtaxa: Torcula (Eurytorus) Torcula (Torcula) Torcula acropora Torcula bayeri Torcula lindae Turritella (Torcula) exoletus Turritella (Torcula) terstriata Turritella (Torcula) variabilis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (9: Florida, North Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), United States (8: Florida, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Brazil (1), Panama (20), United States (37: California, Florida, Maryland)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Paleocene of Libya (1), United States (1: Maryland)

Total: 81 collections including 90 occurrences

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