Crucibulum (Dispotaea) constrictum Conrad 1842 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

Alternative combinations: Crucibulum constricta, Crucibulum constrictum, Dispotaea constricta

Belongs to Crucibulum (Dispotaea) according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Gardner 1947, Martin 1904, Richards 1943 and Ward 1993

Sister taxa: Crucibulum (Dispotaea) costata, Crucibulum (Dispotaea) imbricata, Crucibulum (Dispotaea) insculpta, Crucibulum (Dispotaea) marense, Crucibulum (Dispotaea) papulum, Crucibulum (Dispotaea) pectinatum, Crucibulum (Dispotaea) springvaleense, Crucibulum (Dispotaea) striatum, Crucibulum (Dispotaea) venezuelanum, Crucibulum (Dispotaea) waltonense

Subtaxa: Crucibulum constrictum conjuge

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Type specimen: USNM 371874, a shell

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (13: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Miocene of United States (15: Florida, Maryland)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 30 collections each including a single occurrence

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