Turritella (Broderiptella) caronensis Mansfield 1925 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative combinations: Turritella caronensis, Turritella gatunensis caronensis

Synonym: Turritella willistoni Hodson 1926

Full reference: W. C. Mansfield. 1925. Miocene gastropods and scaphopods from Trinidad, British West Indies. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 66(22):9116-9125

Belongs to Turritella (Broderiptella) according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Landau et al. 2008 and Mansfield 1925

Sister taxa: Turritella (Broderiptella) bifastigata, Turritella (Broderiptella) broderipiana, Turritella (Broderiptella) gonostoma, Turritella (Broderiptella) maiquetiana, Turritella (Broderiptella) mansfieldi, Turritella (Broderiptella) mimetes, Turritella (Broderiptella) planigyrata, Turritella (Broderiptella) variegata

Type specimens:

  • Turritella (Broderiptella) caronensis: USNM 352678, a shell
  • Turritella willistoni:

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder


• Pliocene of Venezuela (3 collections)

• Miocene of Trinidad and Tobago (3), Venezuela (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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