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Mesalia clarki Dickerson 1914 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 99698

Alternative combination: Turritella clarki

Full reference: R. E. Dickerson. 1914. Fauna of the Martinez Eocene of California. Bulletin of the Department of Geology, University of California 6:61-180

Belongs to Mesalia according to R. L. Squires and L. R. Saul 2007

Sister taxa: Mesalia alabamiensis, Mesalia bassiounii, Mesalia brevialis, Mesalia claibornensis, 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 tricarinata, Mesalia vetusta, Mesalia virginiae, Mesalia zitteli

Type specimen: UCMP 11936, a shell. Its type locality is UCMP 1540, Stewartville, which is in a Selandian marine sandstone in California.

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell 32.0 x 12.0