Kapalmerella mortoni Conrad 1830 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative combinations: Palmerella mortoni, Turritella mortoni

Belongs to Kapalmerella according to W. D. Warren 2005

See also Allmon 1996, Clark 1895, Maury 1912 and Perrilliat et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Kapalmerella alveata, Kapalmerella arenicola, Kapalmerella dumblei, Kapalmerella pleboides, Kapalmerella ranikoti

Subtaxa: Palmerella mortoni mexicana

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder


• Eocene of Mexico (1 collection), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (2: Louisiana)

• Paleocene of India (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (69: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia)

Total: 75 collections each including a single occurrence

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