Spiroscala pulchra Batten 1958 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae

Full reference: R. L. Batten. 1958. Permian Gastropoda of the southwestern United States. 2. Pleurotomariacea: Portlockiellidae, Phymatopleuridae, and Eotomariidae. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 114(2):153-246

Belongs to Spiroscala according to R. L. Batten 1958

Sister taxa: Spiroscala acuminata, Spiroscala conoides, Spiroscala decorata, Spiroscala georgiannae, Spiroscala intermedia, Spiroscala intricata, Spiroscala pagoda, Spiroscala rockymontana, Spiroscala solida

Type specimen: USNM 133316. Its type locality is USNM703, Old Word Ranch, Glass Mountains, which is in a Roadian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Road Canyon Formation of Texas.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell diameter 13.5

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (5: Texas collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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