Mesalia martinezensis Gabb 1868 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative combination: Turritella martinezensis

Synonym: Turritella maccreadyi Waring 1914

Full reference: W. M. Gabb. 1868. Section II. Cretaceous Fossils. Part I. Description of New Species. Palaeontology of California, Volume II, Cretaceous and Tertiary Fossils 127-205

Belongs to Mesalia according to R. L. Squires and L. R. Saul 2007

See also Gabb 1868, Merriam 1941, Waring 1914 and Waring 1917

Sister taxa: Mesalia alabamiensis, Mesalia bassiounii, Mesalia brevialis, Mesalia claibornensis, Mesalia clarki, Mesalia concava, Mesalia ferialae, Mesalia gigantia, Mesalia goshourensis, Mesalia lincolnensis, Mesalia minuta, Mesalia pagoda, Mesalia paleocenica, Mesalia pedinogyra, Mesalia pumila, Mesalia rathbuni, Mesalia shatai, Mesalia tricarinata, Mesalia vetusta, Mesalia virginiae, Mesalia zitteli

Type specimens:

  • Mesalia martinezensis: ANSP 4344, a shell
  • Turritella maccreadyi:

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder


• Eocene of United States (2: California collections)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: California)

• Paleocene of Mexico (2), United States (11: California, California )

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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