Maoricrypta Finlay 1926 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

Alternative spelling: Crepidula (Maoricrypta)

Parent taxon: Calyptraeidae according to A. G. Beu 2010

See also Beu et al. 1990, Marshall 2003 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Bostrycapulus, Calyptraea, Calyptroides, Calyptropsis, Clypeola, Crepidula, Crepipatella, Crucibulum, Ergaea, Galeropsis, Grandicrepidula, Sigapatella, Thylacus, Trochita, Zegalerus

Subtaxa: Maoricrypta (Maoricrypta) Maoricrypta (Zeacrypta) Maoricrypta salebrosa Maoricrypta youngi

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Australia (4), New Zealand (6)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (10)

• Eocene of Australia (1), New Zealand (1)

Total: 24 collections including 26 occurrences

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