Michelia compacta Hall 1859 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae

Alternative combinations: Loxonema compacta, Melissosoa compacta, Mesocoelia compacta

Full reference: J. Hall. 1859. Notes and observations upon the fossils of the Goniatite Limestone, in the Marcellus shale of the Hamilton group, and those of the Goniatite beds of Rockford, Indiana, with some analogous forms from the Hamilton Group proper. Annual report of the Regents of the University of the State of New York on the State Cabinet of Natural History and the Historical and Antiquarian collection annexed thereto 13:95-112

Belongs to Michelia according to P. J. Wagner 2023

See also Clarke 1909, Hall 1859 and Williams and Breger 1916

Sister taxa: Michelia cylindrica, Michelia darwini, Michelia persimilis, Michelia planogyrata, Michelia tenera, Michelia tenue, Michelia whiteavesi

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at locality 1099A, soft beds near the Tweedy Road, on Presque Isle stream, Presque (Devonian of Maine)

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