Fusispira Hall 1872 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Subulitidae

Alternative spellings: Murchisonia (Fusispira), Subulites (Fusispira)

Full reference: J. Hall. 1872. Descriptions of new species of fossils from the Hudson River Group, in the vicinity of Cincinnati, Ohio. Annual report on the New York State Museum of Natural History by the Regents of the Unviersity of the State of New York 24:225-232

Parent taxon: Subulitidae according to P. J. Wagner 2023

See also Bouchet et al. 2005, Knight et al. 1960, N├╝tzel et al. 2000, Sepkoski 2002, Ulrich and Scofield 1897 and Whitfield 1886

Sister taxa: Balbiniconcha, Cyrtospira, Eroicaspira, Subulites, Subulitinae

Subtaxa: Fusispira angusta Fusispira bullatus Fusispira convexa Fusispira daphne Fusispira elongata Fusispira gigantea Fusispira inflata Fusispira intermedia Fusispira nobilis Fusispira obesus Fusispira ovalis Fusispira planulata Fusispira psyche Fusispira schucherti Fusispira spicula Fusispira subbrevis Fusispira subfusiformis Fusispira sulcata Fusispira terebriformis Fusispira tsuchidai Fusispira ventricosa Fusispira vittata

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Type: Fusispira ventricosa

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore


• Givetian of France (1 collection)

• Devonian of Australia (4), Kazakhstan (1), United States (1: Alaska)

• Silurian of United States (4: Wisconsin)

• Ordovician of Canada (27: Manitoba, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec), China (1), Estonia (3), Greenland (1), North Korea (1), United States (54: Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Vermont, Wisconsin)

Total: 98 collections including 215 occurrences

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