Torcula Gray 1847 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative spelling: Turritella (Torcula)

Parent taxon: Turritellidae according to G. Rosenberg 2005

See also Addicott 1970, Allmon 1996, Gardner 1943, Gardner 1947, Gardner 1948, Ladd 1972, Rosenberg et al. 2006 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Actaeonema, Caucasella, Colpospirella, Cristispira, Eligmostoma, Haustator, Incatella, Kapalmerella, Mariacolpus, Nairiella, Orectospirinae, Palmerella, Pareorinae, Protominae, Springvaleia, Torquesiella, Trobus, Turriola, Turritellinae, Turritellopsinae, Turritellopsis, Vermiculariinae

Subtaxa: Torcula (Eurytorus) Torcula (Torcula) Torcula acropora Torcula bayeri Torcula lindae Turritella (Torcula) exoletus Turritella (Torcula) terstriata Turritella (Torcula) variabilis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (9: Florida, North Carolina collections)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), United States (8: Florida, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Brazil (1), Panama (20), United States (37: California, Florida, Maryland)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Paleocene of Libya (1), United States (1: Maryland)

Total: 81 collections including 90 occurrences

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