Tessarolax Gabb 1864 (snail)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Aporrhaidae

Alternative spelling: Aporrhais (Tessarolax)

Full reference: W. M. Gabb. 1864. Description of the Cretaceous fossils. Geological Survey of California Palaeontology 1:57-217

Parent taxon: Aporrhainae according to L. R. Saul and R. L. Squires 2015

See also Blagovetshenskiy and Shumilkin 2006, Kollmann 2009 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aporrhais, Biculteriala, Dicroloma, Diempterus, Monocuphus, Trilemna

Subtaxa: Aporrhais (Tessarolax) ebrayi Tessarolax alaskana Tessarolax bicarinata Tessarolax bullardi Tessarolax distorta Tessarolax gabbi Tessarolax grahami Tessarolax inconspicua Tessarolax incrustata Tessarolax louellae Tessarolax retusa Tessarolax teleos Tessarolax trinalis

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Type: Tessarolax distorta

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore


• Paleocene of United States (2: California collections)

• Cretaceous of Canada (2: British Colombia, British Columbia), Colombia (1), France (3), Germany (2), Madagascar (2), Mexico (1), Mozambique (2), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (28: California)

Total: 53 collections including 55 occurrences

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