Girtyspira minuta Stevens 1858 (snail)

Gastropoda - Prosobranchia - Meekospiridae

Alternative combinations: Actaeonina minuta, Bulimorpha minuta, Loxonema minuta

Synonyms: Bulimorpha meeki Sayre 1930, Bulimorpha turnerensis Sayre 1930, Macrochilina danvillensis Girty 1915

Full reference: R. P. Stevens. 1858. Description of new Carboniferous fossils from the Appalachia, Illinois and Michigan coal fields. American Journal of Science 25:258-265

Belongs to Girtyspira according to P. J. Wagner 2017

See also Batten 1995, Girty 1915, Knight 1932, Knight 1936, Kues and Batten 2001, Kulas and Batten 1997, Licharev 1975, Mark 1912, Meek and Worthen 1873, Sayre 1930, Stevens 1858, Sturgeon 1937, Sturgeon 1964 and Warthin 1930

Sister taxa: Girtyspira alvaensis, Girtyspira canaliculata, Girtyspira delicata, Girtyspira fusiformis, Girtyspira germanica, Girtyspira inflata, Girtyspira lineata, Girtyspira mediocris, Girtyspira micra, Girtyspira microspirula, Girtyspira pygmaea, Girtyspira yodai

Ecology: epifaunal

Distribution:

• Virgilian of United States (5: Maryland, New Mexico collections)

• Desmoinesian of United States (6: New Mexico, Ohio, Texas)

• Carboniferous of United States (5: Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Texas)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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