Liospira americana Billings 1860 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Eotomariidae

Alternative combinations: Liospira americanum, Pleurotomaria americana

Full reference: E. Billings. 1860. New species of fossils from the Lower Silurian rocks of Canada. The Canadian Naturalist and Geologist 6(3):161-177

Belongs to Liospira according to P. J. Wagner 2023

See also Billings 1860, Lehman and Pope 1989, Ruedemann 1901, Schuchert 1900, Troedsson 1928, Ulrich and Scofield 1897 and Wilson 1951

Sister taxa: Liospira aequalis, Liospira affinis, Liospira angustata, Liospira biconvexa, Liospira cornovica, Liospira decipens, Liospira depressum, Liospira equilis, Liospira lenticularis, Liospira micula, Liospira modesta, Liospira numismale, Liospira obtusa, Liospira peneplana, Liospira perdepressa, Liospira persimilis, Liospira progne, Liospira robertsi, Liospira rossica, Liospira shohakuensis, Liospira simulans, Liospira stevensoni, Liospira striatula, Liospira subconcava, Liospira taihakuensis, Liospira uriconiensis, Liospira vitruvia, Liospira wesenbergense

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore


• Chazyan of Canada (1: Quebec collection)

• Ordovician of Canada (12: Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec), Greenland (1), United States (26: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee)

Total: 40 collections each including a single occurrence

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