Potamides suprasulcatus Gabb 1873 (horn snail)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae

Alternative combination: Cerithium suprasulcatus

Synonyms: Potamides (Lampanella) ormei Maury 1917, Potamides infraliteratus Speiker 1922, Potamides ormei Maury 1917, Potamides ormei infraliteratus Speiker 1922

Belongs to Potamides according to S. E. Hoerle 1972

See also Barrios 1960, Hendy et al. 2008, Olsson 1932 and Weisbord 1929

Sister taxa: Potamides (Lampanella), Potamides (Potamides), Potamides (Potamidopsis), Potamides (Ptychopotamides), Potamides archiaci, Potamides avus, Potamides cancelloides, Potamides caobasensis, Potamides carbonicola, Potamides chira, Potamides corrugatum, Potamides gracilior, Potamides hondensis, Potamides isabenense, Potamides lamarcki, Potamides lamarckii, Potamides lewisiana, Potamides maracaibensis, Potamides matsoni, Potamides occidentalis, Potamides roumaini, Potamides saltillensis, Potamides satillensis, Potamides sespeensis, Potamides sisophonensis, Potamides tenuis

Type specimens:

  • Potamides suprasulcatus: ANSP 2600, a shell
  • Potamides infraliteratus:
  • Potamides ormei:

Ecology: epifaunal grazer


• Miocene of Brazil (2 collections), Colombia (63), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (2), Panama (8), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (6: Florida), Venezuela (3)

• Oligocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

Total: 87 collections each including a single occurrence

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