Claviscala DeBoury 1909 (wentletrap)

Gastropoda - Epitonioidea - Epitoniidae

Alternative spellings: Opalia (Claviscala), Turriscala (Claviscala)

Parent taxon: Epitoniidae according to A. Kaim 2004

See also Durham 1937, MacNeil 1960, Sepkoski 2002 and Squires and Saul 2003

Sister taxa: Aciculiscala, Acirsa, Acirsinae, Acrilla, Alora, Amaea, Belliscala, Cerithiscala, Cirsotrema, Clathroscala, Clathrus, Confusiscala, Crossotrema, Dannevigena, Eglisia, Epitomium, Epitoniinae, Epitonium, Filiscala, Gregorioiscala, Gryoscala, Littoriniscala, Mazescala, Murdochella, Narvaliscala, Notacirsa, Nystiellinae, Opalia, Opaliinae, Papuliscala, Pliciscala, Problitora, Scalaria, Scalina, Sthenorytis, Turriscala, Variciscala, Funis, Australolaxispira

Subtaxa: Opalia (Claviscala) dispar

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Japan (1 collection)

• Miocene of Japan (1)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1), Germany (1), the Russian Federation (3), the United Kingdom (4), United States (2: California)

Total: 13 collections including 14 occurrences

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