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Metulella caronensis

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Columbellidae

Taxonomy
Metulella caronensis was named by Mansfield (1925) [DISTRIBUTION: Miocene; Trinidad and Tobago.]. Its type specimen is USNM 352672, a shell, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is USGS 9212, which is in a Miocene marine siliciclastic in Trinidad and Tobago.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1925Metulella caronensis Mansfield p. 46 figs. pl. 7, fig. 7, 8

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyBuccinoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyColumbellidaeSwainson 1840
genusMetulellaGabb 1873
speciescaronensis

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: carnivoref
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2009-09-10 08:10:18
Modified: 2009-09-10 10:11:15
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Middle Miocene or 15.97000 to 11.60800 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Trinidad and Tobago Metulella caronensis (type locality: 74921)