Mesalia Gray 1847 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative spelling: Turritella (Mesalia)

Synonym: Stigmesalia Finlay and Marwick 1937

Parent taxon: Pareorinae according to R. L. Squires and L. R. Saul 2007

See also Abbass 1967, Allmon 1996, Palmer and Brann 1966, Perrilliat et al. 2006, Sepkoski 2002, Stenzel and Turner 1940, Stilwell et al. 2004 and Wood 1879

Sister taxa: Batillona, Craginia, Motyris, Neodiastoma, Pareora, Sigmesalia, Tachyrhynchella, Woodsalia

Subtaxa: Mesalia alabamiensis Mesalia bassiounii Mesalia brevialis Mesalia claibornensis Mesalia clarki Mesalia concava Mesalia ferialae Mesalia gigantia Mesalia goshourensis Mesalia lincolnensis Mesalia martinezensis Mesalia minuta Mesalia pagoda Mesalia paleocenica Mesalia pedinogyra Mesalia pumila Mesalia rathbuni Mesalia shatai Mesalia tricarinata Mesalia vetusta Mesalia virginiae Mesalia zitteli

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection), Morocco (2), Spain (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (6), Japan (3)

• Oligocene of United States (2: Mississippi, Washington)

• Eocene of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Egypt (7), France (2), Japan (2), Mexico (5), Poland (2), Saudi Arabia (1), United States (83: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (2: California, South Carolina)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (5), Denmark (1), Egypt (1), Germany (1), Greenland (3), Mexico (7), Nigeria (2), Pakistan (1), Poland (4), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (113: Alabama, Arkansas, California, California , Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1), Brazil (1), Egypt (3), France (1), Germany (1), Iran (3), Madagascar (3), Mexico (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (2: Texas)

Total: 279 collections including 310 occurrences

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