Calyptraea (Trochita) trochiformis Gmelin 1791 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

Alternative combinations: Calyptraea (Trochatella) trochiformis, Calyptraea trochiformis, Infundibulum trochiformis, Patella trochiformis, Trochatella trochiformis, Trochita trochiformis, Turbo trochiformis

Belongs to Calyptraea (Trochita) according to Y. Okan and I. Hosgor 2009

See also Clark 1895, Kellum 1926, Vokes 1975 and Woodring 1957

Sister taxa: Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta, Calyptraea (Trochita) costaria, Calyptraea (Trochita) crenata, Calyptraea (Trochita) floridana, Calyptraea (Trochita) ornata, Calyptraea (Trochita) spirata, Trochita collinsii, Trochita occidentalis, Trochita pileolus, Trochita pileus, Trochita radians

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Chile (1 collection), Morocco (3), Peru (3)

• Pliocene of Chile (2)

• Miocene of Panama (4)

• Oligocene of Costa Rica (1), Panama (2)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Virginia)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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