Shwedagonia elegans Batten 1956 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae

Full reference: R. L. Batten. 1956. Some new pleurotomarian gastropods from the Permian of west Texas. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 46(1):42-44

Belongs to Shwedagonia according to R. L. Batten 1958

See also Batten 1956

Sister taxa: Shwedagonia collabra, Shwedagonia orientalis

Type specimen: USNM 125279. Its type locality is USNM703b, Old Word Ranch, Glass Mountains, which is in a Kungurian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Cathedral Mountain Formation of Texas.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell diameter 10.3

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (20: Texas collections)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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