Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta Solander 1766 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

Alternative combinations: Calyptraea (Calyptraea) aperta, Calyptraea (Trochatella) aperta, Calyptraea aperta, Trochus apertus

Synonyms: Infundibulum perarmatum Conrad 1841, Trochita perarmata Conrad 1841

Belongs to Calyptraea (Trochita) according to Y. Okan and I. Hosgor 2009

See also Clark and Durham 1946, Kosnik 2002, Martin 1904, Maury 1912, Maury 1924, Olsson 1928, Vokes 1975, Ward 1998 and Woodring 1957

Sister taxa: Calyptraea (Trochita) costaria, Calyptraea (Trochita) crenata, Calyptraea (Trochita) floridana, Calyptraea (Trochita) ornata, Calyptraea (Trochita) spirata, Calyptraea (Trochita) trochiformis, Trochita collinsii, Trochita occidentalis, Trochita pileolus, Trochita pileus, Trochita radians

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Brazil (2 collections), United States (16: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (7: Florida)

• Oligocene of United States (9: Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene to Miocene of United States (1: Texas)

• Eocene of Belgium (3), Bulgaria (1), Colombia (2), France (8), Haiti (1), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Panama (2), Romania (4), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (15), United States (104: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia)

• Paleocene of Bulgaria (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (16: Alabama, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 196 collections each including a single occurrence

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