Protoma cathedralis Brongniart 1856 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Alternative combinations: Protoma (Protoma) cathedralis, Turritella cathedralis

Belongs to Protoma according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Harzhauser 2002, Harzhauser 2004 and Harzhauser et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Protoma (Protoma), Protoma (Protomella), Protoma deshayesi, Protoma renevieri, Protoma retrodilatatum, Protoma rotifera, Protoma sindiense, Protoma subrenevieri

Subtaxa: Protoma cathedralis paucicincta

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Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder


• Miocene of Austria (3 collections), France (3), Italy (8)

• Oligocene of Hungary (1)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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