Sigapatella Lesson 1830 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

Alternative spelling: Calyptraea (Sigapatella)

Synonym: Trochella Gray 1867

Parent taxon: Calyptraeidae according to H. H. Camacho et al. 2000

See also Beu et al. 1990, Knight 1941 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Bostrycapulus, Calyptraea, Calyptroides, Calyptropsis, Clypeola, Crepidula, Crepipatella, Crucibulum, Ergaea, Galeropsis, Grandicrepidula, Maoricrypta, Thylacus, Trochita, Zegalerus

Subtaxa: Sigapatella americana Sigapatella echinulata Sigapatella mapalia Sigapatella novazelandiae

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), India (1)

• Miocene of New Zealand (11)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (8)

• Eocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), Argentina (1), New Zealand (2), the United Kingdom (12)

• Paleocene of France (1), Greenland (1), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 45 collections including 47 occurrences

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