Alternative combination: Turritella clarki
Full reference: R. E. Dickerson. 1914. Fauna of the Martinez Eocene of California. Bulletin of the Department of Geology, University of California 6:61-180
See also Merriam 1941
Sister taxa: Mesalia alabamiensis, Mesalia bassiounii, Mesalia brevialis, Mesalia claibornensis, Mesalia concava, Mesalia ferialae, Mesalia gigantia, Mesalia goshourensis, Mesalia lincolnensis, Mesalia martinezensis, Mesalia minuta, Mesalia pagoda, Mesalia paleocenica, Mesalia pedinogyra, Mesalia pumila, Mesalia rathbuni, Mesalia shatai, Mesalia tricarinata, Mesalia vetusta, Mesalia virginiae, Mesalia zitteli
Type specimen: UCMP 11936, a shell. Its type locality is UCMP 1540, Stewartville, which is in a Selandian marine sandstone in California.
Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder
• Paleocene of United States (2: California collections)
Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence
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