Crepidula princeps Conrad 1855 (slipper shell)

Gastropoda - Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae

Full reference: T. A. Conrad. 1855. Report Of Mr. T. A. Conrad On The Fossil Shells Collected In California By Wm. P. Blake, Geologist Of The Expedition Under The Command Of Lieutenant R. S. Williamson, United States Topographical Engineers. Description of the fossils and shells collected in California by William P. Blake, Geologist of the United States Pacific Railroad Survey in California. under the command of Lieut. R. S. Williamson, In 1853-54. Article 1 of Appendix to the Preliminary Geological Report of WIlliam P. Blake, Geologist of the Survey in California Under the Command of Lieut. R. S. Williamson. Palæontology 5-21

Belongs to Crepidula according to W.O. Addicott 1976

See also Addicott 1970 and Woodring and Bramlette 1950

Sister taxa: Calyptraea (Crepidula) protea, Crepidula (Crepidula), Crepidula (Garnotia), Crepidula (Ianacus), Crepidula (Janacus), Crepidula (Siphopatella), Crepidula (Spirocrypta), Crepidula adunca, Crepidula aeola, Crepidula aplysioides, Crepidula bractea, Crepidula convexa, Crepidula cymbaeformis, Crepidula depressa, Crepidula deprima, Crepidula dickersoni, Crepidula diminutiva, Crepidula dumosa, Crepidula excavata, Crepidula falconeri, Crepidula fornicata, Crepidula gatunensis, Crepidula gibbosa, Crepidula incurva, Crepidula iniquita, Crepidula lirata, Crepidula maculosa, Crepidula navicula, Crepidula nivea, Crepidula norrisianum, Crepidula nummaria, Crepidula onyx, Crepidula pabloensis, Crepidula plana, Crepidula praerupta, Crepidula rostralis, Crepidula sookensis, Crepidula tainohataensis, Crepidula ungana, Crepidula unguiformis

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of United States (4: California collections)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1), United States (16: California, Oregon)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (8: California)

• Miocene of United States (4: California, Washington)

• Oligocene of United States (5: California, Washington)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

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