Mesocoelia Perner 1907 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae

Alternative spelling: Murchisonia (Mesocoelia)

Full reference: J. Perner. 1907. Gastéropodes, Tome 2: Pleurotomaridae et Murchisonidae 1-380

Parent taxon: Murchisoniidae according to J. B. Knight et al. 1960

See also Perner 1907 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aclisina, Altadema, Anarconcha, Barroisocaulus, Bellazona, Biangularia, Brilonella, Cibecuia, Cyrtostropha, Devonocerithioides, Domiporta, Eohormotomina, Farewellia, Glyphodeta, Helicospira, Kaseiella, Leptorima, Lodanaria, Loxisonia, Michelia, Micheliopsis, Micrentoma, Morania, Murchisonia, Parahormotomina, Protospira, Pseudoaclisina, Trypanocochlea, Vebericochlis, Vistilia, Vladanella, Wuxuanella

Subtaxa: Mesocoelia delicata Mesocoelia discrepans Mesocoelia gregaria Mesocoelia iners Mesocoelia janus Mesocoelia libera Mesocoelia obstipisutura Mesocoelia priscum Mesocoelia quarki Mesocoelia suspecta Mesocoelia terebrans

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Type: Mesocoelia janus

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Australia (1 collection), Canada (3: Manitoba), China (1), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (3: Michigan, Ohio)

• Silurian of the Czech Republic (4), United States (3: California, New York)

Total: 19 collections including 24 occurrences

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