Tessarolax louellae Saul and Squires 2015 (snail)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Aporrhaidae

Full reference: L. R. Saul and R. L. Squires. 2015. Pacific Slope of North America record of the Cretaceous aporrhaid gastropod Tessarolax: Evolutionary trends, mode of life, and paleobiogeography of the genus. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Contributions in Science 523:37-65

Belongs to Tessarolax according to L. R. Saul and R. L. Squires 2015

Sister taxa: Aporrhais (Tessarolax) ebrayi, Tessarolax alaskana, Tessarolax bicarinata, Tessarolax bullardi, Tessarolax distorta, Tessarolax gabbi, Tessarolax grahami, Tessarolax inconspicua, Tessarolax incrustata, Tessarolax retusa, Tessarolax teleos, Tessarolax trinalis

Type specimen: RBCM.EH2011.007.0015. Its type locality is Phipps Point, NW Hornby Island, which is in a Campanian marine mudstone in the Northumberland Formation of Canada.

Ecology: slow-moving semi-infaunal detritivore


• Cretaceous of Canada (2: British Colombia, British Columbia collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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