Paupospira burginensis Ulrich and Scofield 1897 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Lophospiridae

Alternative combinations: Lophospira medialis burginensis, Loxoplocus (Lophospira) burginensis

Synonyms: Lophospira peracuta Ulrich and Scofield 1897, Paupospira peracuta Ulrich and Scofield 1897

Full reference: E. O. Ulrich and W. H. Scofield. 1897. The Lower Silurian Gastropoda of Minnesota. The Paleontology of Minnesota 39(2):813-1081

Belongs to Paupospira according to P. J. Wagner 2023

See also Foerste 1923, Hoare and Pojeta 2006, Ulrich and Scofield 1897 and Wagner 1999

Sister taxa: Paupospira akpatokensis, Paupospira beatrice, Paupospira bowdeni, Paupospira circe, Paupospira elevata, Paupospira manitouliensis, Paupospira moorei, Paupospira oweni, Paupospira soluta, Paupospira sumnerensis, Paupospira tenuistriata, Paupospira thebesensis, Paupospira trilineata, Paupospira tropidophora, Paupospira varians, Paupospira viator

Type specimens:

  • Paupospira burginensis: Its type locality is Burgin, which is in a Chatfieldian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal grainstone/lime mudstone in the Lexington Limestone Formation of Kentucky
  • Paupospira peracuta:

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore


• Ordovician of Canada (5: Ontario, Quebec collections), United States (28: Alaska, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, Virginia)

Total: 33 collections including 36 occurrences

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