Turritella (Bactrospira) altilira Conrad 1857 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative combination: Turritella altilira

Belongs to Turritella (Bactrospira) according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Anderson 1929, Barrios 1960, Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Jung 1971, Mansfield 1925, Oinomikado 1939, Olsson 1922, Perrilliat 1987 and Weisbord 1929

Sister taxa: Turritella (Bactrospira) acosta, Turritella (Bactrospira) perattenuata

Subtaxa: Turritella (Bactrospira) altilira tornata Turritella altilira chiriquiensis Turritella altilira costaricensis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Colombia (1 collection), Costa Rica (1)

• Pliocene of Colombia (5), Costa Rica (5), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (2), Panama (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (5), Colombia (15), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (5), Grenada (4), Mexico (3), Panama (73), Peru (2), Trinidad and Tobago (2), Venezuela (8)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1)

• Oligocene of Panama (3), Puerto Rico (3), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Haiti (1)

• Eocene of Peru (1)

Total: 145 collections each including a single occurrence

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