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Ventrilia sacellum Petit 1976 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 249988

Alternative combination: Trigonostoma (Ventrilia) sacellum

Full reference: R. E. Petit. 1976. Notes on Cancellariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) - III. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology 12(1-2):33-46

Belongs to Ventrilia according to B. Landau et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Trigonostoma (Ventrilia) bullatum, Trigonostoma (Ventrilia) insularis, Ventrilia gurabis, Ventrilia insulare, Ventrilia plummeri, Ventrilia rucksorum, Ventrilia tenerum, Ventrilia toroensis, Ventrilia triumpha, Ventrilia ventrilia, Trigonostoma (Emmonsella) smithfieldensis, Trigonostoma (Emmonsella) marthae

Type specimen: USNM 220092, a shell. Its type locality is TU 958 - Cativa [lower Gatun Fm], which is in a Tortonian coastal siltstone in the Gatun Formation of Panama.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell 25.5 x 18.3