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Gisortia (Megalocypraea)

Gastropoda - Cypraeidae

Gisortia (Megalocypraea) was named by Schilder (1927) [Sepkoski's age data: K Maes-l T Eo-u Sepkoski's reference number: 121,614].

It was reranked as Megalocypraea by Woodring (1982) and Sepkoski (2002).

It was assigned to Cypraeidae by Woodring (1982); to Gisortia by Groves (1992); and to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1927Gisortia (Megalocypraea) Schilder
1982Megalocypraea Woodring p. 725
1992Gisortia (Megalocypraea) Groves p. 101
2002Megalocypraea Sepkoski, Jr.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyCypraeoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyCypraeidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyBernayinaeSchilder 1927
genusGisortiaJousseaume 1884
subgenusMegalocypraeaSchilder 1927

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: omnivoref
Diet 2: grazerf
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2009-09-10 07:50:11
Modified: 2009-09-10 09:50:11
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Paleocene to the top of the Late/Upper Eocene or 66.00000 to 33.90000 Ma

Collections (6 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Paleocene66.0 - 56.0USA (California) Gisortia clarki (11117)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8USA (California) Gisortia clarki (178690 178718 178719 178720)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9Panama Megalocypraea clarki (92977)