Cryptorhytis Meek 1876 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae

Alternative spelling: Piestochilus (Cryptorhytis)

Parent taxon: Fasciolariinae according to M. A. Snyder 2003

See also Gliozzi and Malatesta 1983, Sepkoski 2002 and Sohl 1964

Sister taxa: Africolaria, Aurantilaria, Bellifusus, Boltenella, Cinctura, Clavellofusus, Conradconfusus, Drilluta, Euthriofusus, Fascinus, Fasciolaria, Filifusus, Granolaria, Graphidula, Hercorhyncus, Kilburnia, Latirulus, Liochlamys, Lirofusus, Mariafusus, Micasarcina, Microcolus, Myelcoma, Odontofusus, Ornopsis, Palaeorhaphis, Paleopsephaea, Perse, Piestochilus, Plectocion, Pleuroploca, Pliculofusus, Skyles, Terebraspira, Trichifusus, Triplofusus, Viridifusus, Woodsella

Subtaxa: Cryptorhytis nobilis Piestochilus (Cryptorhytis) assailly Piestochilus (Cryptorhytis) falloti

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Argentina (16 collections)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (6), Argentina (10), Brazil (4), the Congo-Brazzaville (2), Mozambique (2), United States (5: Tennessee, Wyoming)

Total: 45 collections including 47 occurrences

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