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Kirkospira Rohr and Blodgett 2001 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Plethospiridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68223

Synonym: Baichtalia Rohr and Blodgett 2008 (taxon 136550)

Full reference: D. M. Rohr and R. B. Blodgett. 2001. Kirkospira, a new Silurian gastropod from Glacier Bay, southeastern Alaska. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 1678:117-120

Parent taxon: Plethospiridae according to D. M. Rohr and R. B. Blodgett 2001

Sister taxa: Plethospirinae, Wortheniopsis

Subtaxa: Kirkospira glacialis, Kirkospira lindstroemi, Kirkospira tongassensis, Kirkospira vitellia

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Type: Kirkospira glacialis

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder