Mariacolpus plebeia Say 1824 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative combinations: Turritella (Turritella) plebeia, Turritella plebeia

Belongs to Mariacolpus according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Gardner 1943, Gardner 1948, Martin 1904, Petuch 1988, Ward 1992 and Ward 1998

Sister taxa: Mariacolpus aequistriatus, Mariacolpus covepointensis, Mariacolpus lindajoyceae, Mariacolpus octonaria

Subtaxa: Turritella plebeia carinata Turritella plebeia plebeia

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (3: Virginia collections), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of United States (68: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Virginia), Venezuela (3)

Total: 75 collections each including a single occurrence

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