Meekospira peracuta Meek and Worthen 1860 (snail)

Gastropoda - Prosobranchia - Meekospiridae

Alternative combinations: Eulima peracuta, Polyphemopsis peracuta

Full reference: F. B. Meek and A. H. Worthen. 1860. Description of new Carboniferous fossils from Illinois and other western states. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12:447-472

Belongs to Meekospira according to P. J. Wagner 2017

See also Batten 1966, Batten 1995, Hoare 1961, Knight 1932, Kues 1984, Kues and Batten 2001, Meek and Worthen 1860, Meek and Worthen 1866, Sturgeon 1937, Sturgeon 1964, Ulrich and Scofield 1897 and Yochelson and Saunders 1967

Sister taxa: Meekospira acrolopha, Meekospira bambooformis, Meekospira batteni, Meekospira baytuganensis, Meekospira choctawensis, Meekospira delgada, Meekospira evansvillensis, Meekospira knighti, Meekospira ligoni, Meekospira louisvillae, Meekospira mansuyi, Meekospira melanoides, Meekospira mimiae, Meekospira minuta, Meekospira mississippiensis, Meekospira solenisciforma, Meekospira sulcata, Meekospira symmetrica

Ecology: epifaunal


• Desmoinesian of United States (41: Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma collections)

• Carboniferous of China (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (6: Kentucky, Missouri, New mexico, Texas)

Total: 49 collections each including a single occurrence

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