Crucibulum (Dispotaea) waltonense Gardner 1947 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

Alternative combination: Crucibulum waltonense

Full reference: J. R. Gardner. 1947. The Molluscan Fauna of the Alum Bluff Group of Florida. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper (142A-H)1-709

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

See also Gardner 1947 and Rosenberg 2005

Sister taxa: Crucibulum (Dispotaea) constrictum, 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

Type specimen: USNM 371873, a shell. Its type locality is USGS Loc. 3742 - Mossyhead [Shoal River Fm], which is in a Serravallian marine marl/sandstone in the Shoal River Formation of Florida.

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (7: Florida collections), Venezuela (2)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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