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Cenozoic Turritellidae (Gastropoda) from southern Peru

Thomas J. DeVries
Cenozoic Turritellidae (Gastropoda) from southern Peru
Journal of Paleontology (March 2007) 81 (2): 331-351


Cenozoic marine deposits of forearc basins in southern Peru contain a molluscan fauna that includes 15 species of turritelline gastropods. Twelve species were previously known; ten from northern Peru or Chile and two species solely from southern Peru. Three new fossil species are described: Turritella riverae, Turritella cruzadoi, and Turritella salasi. Six species of turritellines with crenulated primary spirals, a distinctive spiral ontogeny, and which are mostly endemic to Peru and Chile, are assigned to Incatella n. gen., including I. cingulata (Sowerby, 1825), I. cingulatiformis (Moricke, 1896), I. chilensis (Sowerby, 1846), I. leptogramma (Philippi, 1887), I. hupei Nielsen, new name (= Turritella affinis Hupe, 1854), and I. trilirata (Philippi, 1887). Most Paleogene taxa range from northern to southern Peru, while most Neogene taxa, including all species of Incatella, range from Peru to Chile. This biogeographic asymmetry is attributed to a series of biotic events (e.g., extinctions, immigrations) impelled by global oceanographic changes acting locally in a regime of coastal upwelling.

ISSN: 0022-3360
EISSN: 1937-2337
Serial Title: Journal of Paleontology
Serial Volume: 81
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Cenozoic Turritellidae (Gastropoda) from southern Peru
Author(s): DeVries, Thomas J.
Affiliation: University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle, WA, United States
Pages: 331-351
Published: 20070301
Text Language: English
Publisher: Paleontological Society, Lawrence, KS, United States
References: 100
Accession Number: 2007-026596
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Includes appendix
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables, geol. sketch maps
S15°30'00" - S13°30'00", W76°30'00" - W74°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, The Paleontological Society. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 200715
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