Sigmesalia Finlay and Marwick 1937 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative spelling: Mesalia (Sigmesalia)

Parent taxon: Pareorinae according to W. D. Allmon 1996

See also Eames 1952 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Batillona, Craginia, Mesalia, Motyris, Neodiastoma, Pareora, Tachyrhynchella, Woodsalia

Subtaxa: Mesalia (Sigmesalia) rakhiensis Mesalia (Sigmesalia) soriensis Sigmesalia eckiana Sigmesalia fasciata Sigmesalia hamiltoni Sigmesalia incertae Sigmesalia krachi Sigmesalia multisulcata Sigmesalia solida Sigmesalia stylacris Sigmesalia sulcata

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Belgium (2 collections), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2), Egypt (1), France (18), Italy (1), Pakistan (28), Poland (1), Romania (4), Spain (63), the United Kingdom (5)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Belgium (1), France (1), Pakistan (3), Poland (1), United States (1: Maryland)

Total: 133 collections including 167 occurrences

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