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Aspella senex

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Taxonomy
Aspella senex was named by Dall (1903) [DISTRIBUTION: Pliocene-Pleistocene; Florida.]. Its type specimen is USNM 163959, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is TU 539a - Shell Creek (unnamed Post-Caloosahatchee), which is in a Pleistocene coastal horizon in Florida.

It was recombined as Aspella (Aspella) senex by Olsson and Harbison (1953).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1903Aspella senex Dall figs. pl. 60, fig. 4
1953Aspella (Aspella) senex Olsson and Harbison p. 250
1975Aspella senex Vokes p. 132

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classGastropoda
subclassCaenogastropoda(Cox 1959)
RankNameAuthor
Sorbeoconcha(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
Hypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
superorderLatrogastropodaRiedel 2000
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyMuricoideade Costa 1776
familyMuricidaeRafinesque 1815
genusAspellaMörch 1877
speciessenexDall 1903

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Aspella senex Dall 1903
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: carnivoref
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2009-09-10 08:22:24
Modified: 2009-09-10 10:22:24
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Pliocene to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 3.60000 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (16 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588USA (Florida) Aspella senex (92344 92624)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781USA (Florida) Aspella senex (79331 79336 92334 92335 92336 92337 92692)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117USA (Florida) Aspella senex (92332 92333)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Florida) Aspella senex (92369 type locality: 92514 92621 92622 92623)