Mesalia virginiae Stilwell et al. 2004 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Full reference: J. D. Stilwell, W. J. Zinsmeister, and A. E. Oleinik. 2004. Early Paleocene Mollusks of Antarctica: Systematics, Paleoecology and Paleobiogeographic Significance. Bulletins of American Paleontology 367

Belongs to Mesalia according to J. D. Stilwell et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Mesalia alabamiensis, Mesalia bassiounii, Mesalia brevialis, Mesalia claibornensis, Mesalia clarki, Mesalia concava, Mesalia ferialae, Mesalia gigantia, Mesalia goshourensis, Mesalia lincolnensis, Mesalia martinezensis, Mesalia minuta, Mesalia pagoda, Mesalia paleocenica, Mesalia pedinogyra, Mesalia pumila, Mesalia rathbuni, Mesalia shatai, Mesalia tricarinata, Mesalia vetusta, Mesalia zitteli

Type specimen: USNM 511855

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Antarctica (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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