Pterotrachea Forskal 1775 (snail)

Gastropoda - Pterotracheoidea - Pterotracheidae

NOTE: this is based on a living genus, but the fossils are reported only from the Jurassic. These almost certainly are not Pterotrachea, but just as long as we do not range them through to the present, then it should not matter too much.

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Synonym: Firola Bruguière 1791

Parent taxon: Pterotracheidae according to P. Bouchet et al. 2005

See also Global Biodiversity Information Facility 2015, Sepkoski 2002 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxon: Firoloida

Subtaxa: Pterotrachea ceratophagus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution: found only at Unterstürmig brick pit (Jurassic of Germany)

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