Lecanospira compacta Salter 1859 (snail)

Gastropoda - Euomphalina - Ophiletidae

Alternative combination: Ophileta compacta

Synonyms: Lecanospira knoxvillensis Allen and Lester 1954, Lecanospira salteri Ulrich et al. 1931, Lecanospira sigmoidea Ulrich et al. 1931

Full reference: J. W. Salter. 1859. Figures and descriptions of Canadian organic remains 1-47

Belongs to Lecanospira according to P. J. Wagner 2020

See also Allen and Lester 1954, Billings 1859, Billings 1865, Butts 1926, Butts 1941, Desbiens et al. 1996, Heller 1954, Keyes 1894, Knight 1941, Lesley 1889, Logan et al. 1863, Miller 1889, Rohr et al. 2003, Salter 1859, Sando 1957, Spelman 1966, Ulrich et al. 1931, Wagner 1999 and Yochelson 1984

Sister taxa: Lecanospira biconcava, Lecanospira carinata, Lecanospira conferta, Lecanospira depressa, Lecanospira lecanospiroides, Lecanospira nerine, Lecanospira perplana, Lecanospira sanctisabae, Lecanospira soluta, Lecanospira tasmanensis, Lecanospira transitionis, Lecanospira transversocordatus

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador collection), the United Kingdom (1), United States (6: Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont)

• Chazy of Canada (1: Quebec)

• Cassinian of Canada (1: Quebec)

• Arenigian of United States (1: Virginia)

• Canadian of United States (1: Maryland)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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