Vermicularia spirata Philippi 1836 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative combination: Vermiculus spiratus

Belongs to Vermicularia according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Hendy et al. 2008 and Perrilliat 1972

Sister taxa: Vermicularia (Anguillospira), Vermicularia (Provermicularia), Vermicularia (Vermicularia), Vermicularia knorrii, Vermicularia lumbricalis, Vermicularia porrecta, Vermicularia trilineata, Vermicularia woodringi

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Bermuda (1 collection), United States (10: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2), Jamaica (3), Mexico (2), Trinidad and Tobago (4), United States (7: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (3)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

Total: 34 collections each including a single occurrence

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