Serpulorbis papulosus Guppy 1866 (worm shell)

Gastropoda - Vermetoidea - Vermetidae

Alternative combinations: Lemintina papulosa, Serpulorbis papulosa, Vermetus (Lemintina) papulosus, Vermetus papulosa

Belongs to Serpulorbis according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Anderson 1929, Olsson 1922, Weisbord 1929, Weisbord 1962 and Woodring 1959

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

Type specimen: BMNH 64081

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (3), the Dominican Republic (4), Jamaica (2), Venezuela (6)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2)

• Miocene of Colombia (5), the Dominican Republic (10), Panama (2), Trinidad and Tobago (2), United States (2: Florida)

Total: 39 collections each including a single occurrence

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