Notes on the Fauna of the Chipola Formation- XXXVIII Two New Species of the Genus Turbo (Gastropoda:Turbinidae)

Gary W. Schmelz

Abstract


According to Hickman and McLean (1990, p. 57), the genus Turbo first appears in Upper Cretaceous rocks and reached it's highest level of diversity in the Cenozoic. Today, members of this genus thrive in shallow tropical and subtropical marine environments where they have a strong affinity for calcareous substrates (Hickman and McLean, 1990, p. 57).

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