Phalium (Semicassis) louella Squires and Advocate 1986 (snail)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Cassidae

Full reference: R. L. Squires and D. M. Advocate. 1986. New Early Eocene Mollusks from the Orocopia Mountains, Southern California. Journal of Paleontology 60(4):851-864

Belongs to Phalium (Semicassis) according to R. L. Squires and D. M. Advocate 1986

Sister taxa: Cassidea (Semicassis) calantica, Cassidea (Semicassis) mekranica, Cassidea (Semicassis) ormarensis, Phalium (Semicassis) miolaevigata, Semicassis (Antephalium), Semicassis (Semicassis), Semicassis aldrichi, Semicassis angasi, Semicassis bisulcata, Semicassis centiquadrata, Semicassis deneseplicata, Semicassis faurotis, Semicassis granulata, Semicassis harpaeformis, Semicassis labiata, Semicassis monilifera, Semicassis oligocalantica, Semicassis ovulum, Semicassis pyrum, Semicassis pyshtensis, Semicassis reclusa, Semicassis sculpta, Semicassis senni, Semicassis (Tylocassis) maleaformis, Phalium (Tylocassis) sulcosum

Type specimen: LACMIP 7166, a shell. Its type locality is CSUN 665, which is in a Ypresian offshore shale in the Maniobra Formation of California.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (2: California collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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