Turritella vermicularis

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Turritella vermicularis
Turritellidae - Turritella vermicularis.JPG
Fossil shell of Turritella vermicularis from Pliocene of Italy
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Sorbeoconcha
Superfamily: Cerithioidea
Family: Turritellidae
Subfamily: Turritellinae
Genus: Turritella
Species: T. vermicularis
Binomial name
Turritella vermicularis
(Brocchi, 1814)
Fossil shells of Turritella vermicularis

Turritella vermicularis is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turritellidae. [1]

These sea snails lived from the Miocene to the Pliocene epoch, approximately from 37.2 to 2.588 million years ago. [2]

Description[edit]

Shells of Turritella vermicularis can reach a size of 28–83 millimetres (1.1–3.3 in).[3]

Distribution[edit]

Fossils have been found in the Pliocene sediments in Italy and Spain, in the Miocene of Austria, Italy and Romania and in the Eocene of Namibia. [2]

References[edit]

  • Brocchi, G. B. (1814) Conchiologia fossile subapennina con osservazioni geologiche sugli Apennini e sul suolo adiacente. Milano Vol. I: pp. LXXX + 56 + 240; Vol. II, p. 241-712, pl. 1-16