Serpulorbis granifera Say 1824 (worm shell)

Gastropoda - Vermetoidea - Vermetidae

Alternative combinations: Serpula granifera, Vermetus granifera, Vermetus graniferus

Belongs to Serpulorbis according to L. W. Ward 1998

See also Anderson 1929, Kidwell 1982, Martin 1904 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: Serpulorbis arenaria, Serpulorbis cancellatus, Serpulorbis conicus, Serpulorbis decussatus, Serpulorbis imbricatus, Serpulorbis llajasensis, Serpulorbis major, Serpulorbis papulosus, Serpulorbis rudis, Serpulorbis squamulosus, Aletes squamigerus

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2), United States (9: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), Panama (1), United States (8: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (2: Florida)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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