Crucibulum (Crucibulum) auricula Gmelin 1791 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

Alternative combinations: Crucibulum auricula, Crucibulum auriculum, Patella auricula

Synonym: Crucibulum rugosacostatum Schumacher 1817

Belongs to Crucibulum (Crucibulum) according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Mansfield 1930, Weisbord 1962 and Woodring 1957

Sister taxa: Crucibulum (Crucibulum) chipolanum, Crucibulum (Crucibulum) cubaguaense

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (7: Florida collections)

• Pliocene of United States (4: Florida), Venezuela (5)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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