Crepidula fornicata Linnaeus 1758 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

Alternative combinations: Crypta fornicata, Patella fornicata

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

See also Holmes 1859, Martin 1904, Richards 1943, Rosenberg 2005 and Spencer and Campbell 1987

Sister taxa: Calyptraea (Crepidula) protea, Crepidula (Crepidula), Crepidula (Garnotia), Crepidula (Ianacus), Crepidula (Janacus), Crepidula (Siphopatella), Crepidula (Spirocrypta), Crepidula adunca, Crepidula aeola, Crepidula aplysioides, Crepidula bractea, Crepidula convexa, Crepidula cymbaeformis, Crepidula depressa, Crepidula deprima, Crepidula dickersoni, Crepidula diminutiva, Crepidula dumosa, Crepidula excavata, Crepidula falconeri, Crepidula gatunensis, Crepidula gibbosa, Crepidula incurva, Crepidula iniquita, Crepidula lirata, Crepidula maculosa, Crepidula navicula, Crepidula nivea, Crepidula norrisianum, Crepidula nummaria, Crepidula onyx, Crepidula pabloensis, Crepidula plana, Crepidula praerupta, Crepidula princeps, Crepidula rostralis, Crepidula sookensis, Crepidula tainohataensis, Crepidula ungana, Crepidula unguiformis

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cuba (1 collection), United States (80: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

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

• Pliocene of United States (22: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (30: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia)

• Oligocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 136 collections each including a single occurrence

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