Mesalia vetusta Conrad 1833 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative combinations: Melania vetusta, Sigmesalia vetusta

Synonym: Cerithium striatum Lea 1833

Belongs to Mesalia according to K. V. Palmer and D. C. Brann 1966

See also Kosnik 2002

Sister taxa: 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 virginiae, Mesalia zitteli

Type specimens:

  • Mesalia vetusta: ANSP 15490, a shell
  • Cerithium striatum: ANSP 5670, a shell.

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (49: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas collections)

Total: 49 collections each including a single occurrence

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