Westerna gigantea Webster 1888 (snail)

Gastropoda - Euomphalina - Palaeotrochidae

Alternative combinations: Loxonema gigantea, Westernia gigantea

Synonyms: Loxonema crassum Webster 1888, Westerna crassum Webster 1888

Full reference: C. L. Webster. 1888. Notes on the Rockford Shales. American Naturalist 22:444-446

Belongs to Westerna according to P. J. Wagner 2017

See also Day 1987, Fenton and Fenton 1924, Knight 1941, Webster 1888 and Webster 1905

Sister taxon: Westerna pulchra

Subtaxa: Westerna gigantea owenensis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of United States (3: Iowa collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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