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Purpurina vaceki Kittl 1892 (periwinkle)

Gastropoda - Littorinoidea - Purpurinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 268115

Full reference: E. Kittl. 1892. Die Gastropoden der Schichten von St. Cassian der südalpinen Trias. II. Theil. Annalen des Kaiserlich-Königlichen Naturhistorischen Hofmuseums 7:35-97

Belongs to Purpurina according to E. Kittl 1892

Sister taxa: Purpurina (Globipurpurina), Purpurina (Pseudalaria), Purpurina (Purpurina), Purpurina concava, Purpurina elaborata, Purpurina gravinaensis, Purpurina pleurotomaria, Purpurina scalaris, Purpurina sowerbyi, Purpurina subpleurotomaria

Type specimen: NHMW 1899/V/300. Its type locality is St. Cassian (Wiener Hofsmuseums coll), which is in a Julian carbonate limestone in the Cassian Formation of Italy.

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 7.90