Trochita Schumacher 1817 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

Alternative spelling: Calyptraea (Trochita)

Parent taxon: Calyptraeidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1975 and Woodring 1957

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

Subtaxa: Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta Calyptraea (Trochita) costaria Calyptraea (Trochita) crenata Calyptraea (Trochita) floridana Calyptraea (Trochita) ornata Calyptraea (Trochita) spirata Calyptraea (Trochita) trochiformis Trochita collinsii Trochita occidentalis Trochita pileolus Trochita pileus Trochita radians

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (5 collections), Chile (1), Morocco (3), Peru (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Chile (4), Trinidad and Tobago (4), United States (4: California, Florida)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Brazil (2), Chile (2), France (2), Grenada (1), Mexico (1), Panama (8), United States (32: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (7: Florida)

• Oligocene of Costa Rica (1), Panama (2), United States (18: Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Washington)

• Eocene to Miocene of United States (1: Texas)

• Eocene of Belgium (3), Bulgaria (1), Colombia (2), France (8), Haiti (1), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Panama (2), Romania (4), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (15), United States (104: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Bulgaria (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (17: Alabama, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 266 collections including 270 occurrences

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