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Mesalia tricarinata Abbass 1967 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 111453

Full reference: H. L. Abbass. 1967. A monograph on the Egyptian Paleocene and Eocene gastropods. United Arab Republic, Geological Survey-Geological Museum, Palaeontological Series, Monograph (4)1-154

Belongs to Mesalia according to H. L. Abbass 1967

Sister taxa: Mesalia alabamiensis, Mesalia bassiounii, Mesalia brevialis, Mesalia claibornensis, Mesalia clarki, Mesalia concava, Mesalia ferialae, Mesalia gigantia, Mesalia goshourensis, Mesalia lincolnensis, Mesalia martinezensis, Mesalia minuta, Mesalia pagoda, Mesalia paleocenica, Mesalia pedinogyra, Mesalia pumila, Mesalia rathbuni, Mesalia shatai, Mesalia vetusta, Mesalia virginiae, Mesalia zitteli

Type specimen: G406, a shell.

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 63.5 x 12.5