Michelia Roemer 1855 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae

Synonyms: Melissosoa Clarke 1909, Murchisonia (Sinuspira) Perner 1907, Sinuspira Perner 1907

Full reference: F. A. Roemer. 1855. Beitr├Ąge zur geologischen Kenntnis des nordwestlichen Harzbegirges. Paleontographica 5:1-44

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

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Wagner 1999

Sister taxa: Anarconcha, Barroisocaulus, Bellazona, Biangularia, Brilonella, Cyrtostropha, Devonocerithioides, Domiporta, Eohormotomina, Farewellia, Glyphodeta, Helicospira, Kaseiella, Leptorima, Lodanaria, Mesocoelia, Micheliopsis, Micrentoma, Morania, Murchisonia, Parahormotomina, Predazzella, Protospira, Pseudoaclisina, Vladanella, Wuxuanella

Subtaxa: Michelia compacta Michelia cylindrica Michelia darwini Michelia persimilis Michelia planogyrata Michelia tenera Michelia tenue Michelia whiteavesi

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Type: Michelia cylindrica

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Couvinien of Australia (1 collection)

• Devonian of Australia (3), Canada (1: New Brunswick), Germany (1), United States (3: Maine)

• Silurian of Canada (2: Ontario), China (1), the Czech Republic (3), Greenland (1), Sweden (5), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Iowa, New York)

Total: 24 collections including 25 occurrences

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