Siphonalia vistaensis Givens and Kennedy 1976 (true whelk)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Full reference: C. R. Givens and M. P. Kennedy. 1976. Middle Eocene mollusks from northern San Diego County, California. Journal of Paleontology 50(5):954-975

Belongs to Siphonalia according to C. R. Givens and M. P. Kennedy 1976

Sister taxa: Siphonalia acuta, Siphonalia andersoni, Siphonalia ariejansseni, Siphonalia belenensis, Siphonalia bicarinata, Siphonalia calvertana, Siphonalia cassidariaeformis, Siphonalia clarki, Siphonalia cotteri, Siphonalia danvillensis, Siphonalia devexus, Siphonalia gilberti, Siphonalia hadlockensis, Siphonalia ishikariana, Siphonalia johnsoni, Siphonalia longirostris, Siphonalia nipponica, Siphonalia nuntia, Siphonalia paradoxica, Siphonalia phosoidea, Siphonalia roblini, Siphonalia sakakurai, Siphonalia shojii, Siphonalia signa, Siphonalia spatiosa, Siphonalia supragranulata, Siphonalia sutterensis, Siphonalia teglandae, Siphonalia tessaria, Siphonalia trilica, Siphonalia washingtonensis

Type specimen: UCR 4865/120, a shell. Its type locality is Vista, Horizon 2, which is in a Lutetian peritidal sandstone/siltstone in the Delmar Formation of California.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Vista, Horizon 2

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