Paupospira tropidophora Meek 1873 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Lophospiridae

Alternative combinations: Lophospira tropidophora, Pleurotomaria (Lophospira) tropidophora, Pleurotomaria (Scalites) tropidophora, Schizolopha tropidophora

Synonyms: Lophospira acutocarinata Twenhofel 1928, Lophospira ampla Ulrich and Scofield 1897, Lophospira expansa Secrist and Evitt 1943, Lophospira perlamellosus Ulrich and Scofield 1897, Paupospira expansa Secrist and Evitt 1943, Paupospira perlamellosus Ulrich and Scofield 1897

Full reference: F. B. Meek. 1873. Descriptions of the invertebrate fossils of the Silurian and Devonian systems. Geological Survey of Ohio 1(2):1-243

Belongs to Paupospira according to P. J. Wagner 2023

See also Secrist and Evitt 1943, Twenhofel 1928 and Ulrich and Scofield 1897

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

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore


• Ordovician of Canada (9: Ontario, Québec collections), the Czech Republic (1), United States (23: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia)

Total: 33 collections including 35 occurrences

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