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Mesalia pagoda Cox 1930 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 66775

Full reference: L. R. Cox. 1930. The fossil fauna of the Samana Range and some neighbouring areas: Part VIII. The Mollusca of the Hangu Shales. Memoirs of the Geological Suvery of India 14

Belongs to Mesalia according to L. R. Cox 1930

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 paleocenica, Mesalia pedinogyra, Mesalia pumila, Mesalia rathbuni, Mesalia shatai, Mesalia tricarinata, Mesalia vetusta, Mesalia virginiae, Mesalia zitteli

Type specimen: Its type locality is Hangu Shales - Samana Range, Pakistan, which is in a Selandian/Thanetian marginal marine shale in the Hangu Formation of Pakistan

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder