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Mesalia vetusta

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Melania vetusta was named by Conrad (1833) [DISTRIBUTION: Middle Eocene; Gulf Coastal Plain. COMMENTS: m. kosnik taxon no: 6741 (incorrectly originally assigned to Mesalia); type specimen based on lectotype.]. Its type specimen is ANSP 15490, a shell, and it is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Sigmesalia vetusta by Glibert (1962); it was recombined as Mesalia vetusta by Palmer and Brann (1966) and Kosnik (2002).

  • Cerithium striatum was named by Lea (1833) [DISTRIBUTION: Middle Eocene; Gulf Coastal Plain.]. Its type specimen is ANSP 5670, a shell, and it is not a trace fossil.

    It was synonymized subjectively with Mesalia vetusta by Palmer and Brann (1966).
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1833Cerithium striatum Lea p. 131 figs. pl. 4, fig. 122
1962Sigmesalia vetusta Glibert p. 81
1966Mesalia vetusta Palmer and Brann p. 762
2002Mesalia vetusta Kosnik

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderSorbeoconchaPonder and Lindberg 1997
superfamilyCerithioidea(Férussac 1819)
familyTurritellidaeLovén 1847
subfamilyPareorinae(Finlay and Marwick 1937)
genusMesaliaGray 1847
speciesvetusta(Conrad 1833)

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.

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