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Varicospira Eames 1952 (snail)

Gastropoda - Stromboidea - Rostellariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 10657

Alternative spelling: Dientomochilus (Varicospira)

Full reference: F. E. Eames. 1952. A contribution to the study of the Eocene in Western Pakistan and Western India: C. The description of the Scaphopoda and Gastropoda from standard sections in the Rakhi Nala and Zindar Pir areas of the Western Punjab and in the Kohat District. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B 236:1-168

Parent taxon: Rimellinae according to R. L. Squires 2013

Sister taxa: Dientomochilus, Strombolaria

Subtaxa: Dientomochilus (Varicospira) pakistanicus, Dientomochilus (Varicospira) rakhiensis, Dientomochilus (Varicospira) tenuiincisus, Varicospira cancellata, Varicospira crispata, Varicospira gerthi, Varicospira javana, Varicospira longirostra, Varicospira martini, Varicospira mordax, Varicospira narica, Varicospira rembangensis, Varicospira semicancellata, Varicospira sindiensis, Varicospira spinifera, Varicospira subrimosa, Varicospira zuschini

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Type: Strombus cancellatus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer