Ispharina sulcifera Deshayes 1832 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative combinations: Torquesia (Ispharina) sulcifera, Torquesia (Ispharina) sulciferus, Turritella (Ispharina) sulcifera, Turritella sulcifera

Belongs to Ispharina according to P. Jeffery and S. Tracey 1997

See also Le Renard 1994, Newton 1922 and Pacaud and Le Renard 1995

Sister taxa: Turritella (Ispharina) hybrida, Turritella (Ispharina) naimi, Turritella (Ispharina) tarturensis, Turritella (Ispharina) terebellata

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder


• Miocene of Libya (1 collection)

• Eocene of France (2), Italy (1), Nigeria (8), the United Kingdom (9)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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