Serpulorbis decussatus Gmelin 1791 (worm shell)

Gastropoda - Vermetoidea - Vermetidae

Alternative combinations: Bivonia decussata, Lemintina decussata, Serpula decussata, Serpulorbis decussata, Thylacodes decussatus, Vermetus decussatus

Belongs to Serpulorbis according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Hendy et al. 2008 and Olsson and Harbison 1953

Sister taxa: Serpulorbis arenaria, Serpulorbis cancellatus, Serpulorbis conicus, Serpulorbis granifera, Serpulorbis imbricatus, Serpulorbis llajasensis, Serpulorbis major, Serpulorbis papulosus, Serpulorbis rudis, Serpulorbis squamulosus, Aletes squamigerus

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (7 collections), Cuba (1), Jamaica (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Pliocene of Trinidad and Tobago (6), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Venezuela (1)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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