Mesalia goshourensis Matsubara and Ugai 2006 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Full reference: T. Matsubara and H. Ugai. 2006. Paleoecology and Taxonomy of Middle Eocene Molluscs from the Shiratake Formation on Takeshima lsland, Amakusa lslands, Southwest Japan. Goshoura Cretaceous Museum 7:1-17

Belongs to Mesalia according to T. Matsubara and H. Ugai 2006

Sister taxa: Mesalia alabamiensis, Mesalia bassiounii, Mesalia brevialis, Mesalia claibornensis, Mesalia clarki, Mesalia concava, Mesalia ferialae, Mesalia gigantia, Mesalia lincolnensis, Mesalia martinezensis, Mesalia minuta, Mesalia pagoda, Mesalia paleocenica, Mesalia pedinogyra, Mesalia pumila, Mesalia rathbuni, Mesalia shatai, Mesalia tricarinata, Mesalia vetusta, Mesalia virginiae, Mesalia zitteli

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Japan (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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