Serpulorbis papulosus Guppy 1866 (worm shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - 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 chavani, Serpulorbis conicus, Serpulorbis decussatus, Serpulorbis granifera, Serpulorbis imbricatus, Serpulorbis llajasensis, Serpulorbis lornensis, Serpulorbis major, Serpulorbis rudis, Serpulorbis squamulosus

Type specimen: BMNH 64081

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• 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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