Petaloconchus sculpturatus Lea 1846 (worm shell)

Gastropoda - Vermetoidea - Vermetidae

Alternative combination: Vermetus (Petaloconchus) sculpturatus

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

See also Anderson 1929, Barrios 1960, Olsson 1922 and Woodring 1959

Sister taxa: Petaloconchus domingensis, Petaloconchus floridanus, Petaloconchus intortus, Petaloconchus laddfranklinae, Petaloconchus nigricans

Subtaxa: Petaloconchus sculpturatus alcimus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Pliocene of Colombia (4), Costa Rica (2), Mexico (1), Panama (1), United States (7: Florida, South Carolina), Venezuela (4)

• Miocene of Colombia (19), Ecuador (2), Panama (6), Trinidad and Tobago (4), United States (9: Florida), Venezuela (8)

Total: 68 collections each including a single occurrence

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