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Paraseraphs erraticus

Gastropoda - Seraphsidae

Tornatina erratica was named by Cooper (1894). Its type specimen is CAS 608 and is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Seraphs erratica by Hanna (1927); it was recombined as Paraseraphs erraticus by Squires (1984), Squires (1987), Squires (1988) and Squires and Demetrion (1992).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1894Tornatina erratica Cooper p. 47 figs. pl. 2, fig. 35
1927Seraphs erratica Hanna p. 314
1984Paraseraphs erraticus Squires p. 23 figs. Figure 7a
1987Paraseraphs erraticus Squires p. 33 fig. 38
1988Paraseraphs erraticus Squires p. 12 fig. 22
1992Paraseraphs erraticus Squires and Demetrion p. 31

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyStromboidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familySeraphsidaeGray 1853

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: actively mobilesuperf
Life habit: epifaunalsuperf
Diet: grazersuperf
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2009-09-10 07:58:44
Modified: 2009-09-10 09:58:44
Source: superf = superfamily, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Ypresian to the top of the Late/Upper Eocene or 56.00000 to 33.90000 Ma

Collections (12 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Mexico (Baja California Sur) Paraseraphs erraticus (5496)
Ypresian - Lutetian56.0 - 41.3USA (California) Paraseraphs erraticus (8011)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3USA (California) Paraseraphs erraticus (5540 200714 200716 200722 200737 200750 201201 207178 207187)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9USA (California) Tornatina erratica (193039)