Apachella franciscana Chronic 1952 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae

Alternative combination: Ananias franciscanus

Full reference: H. Chronic. 1952. Molluscan fauna from the Permian Kaibab Formation, Walnut Canyon, Arizona. Geological Society America Bulletin 63(2):95-166

Belongs to Apachella according to P. J. Wagner 2017

See also Batten 1989, Chronic 1952, Kulas and Batten 1997 and Winters 1963

Sister taxa: Apachella alamillano, Apachella arizonensis, Apachella boydi, Apachella brachysiphon, Apachella capertoni, Apachella exaggerata, Apachella glabra, Apachella huecoensis, Apachella malaysia, Apachella mulensis, Apachella nodosa, Apachella nucleola, Apachella powwowensis, Apachella prodontia, Apachella pseudostrigillata, Apachella texana, Apachella translirata, Apachella turbiniformis

Type specimen: Mus N. Ariz G2.1595, a shell. Its type locality is Rimmy Jim Tank, Kaibab Formation, Coconino County, which is in a Roadian marine limestone in the Kaibab Formation of Arizona.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell diameter 3.97

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (30: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming collections), Venezuela (2)

Total: 32 collections each including a single occurrence

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