Sthenorytis Conrad 1862 (wentletrap)

Gastropoda - Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae

Alternative spellings: Epitonium (Sthenorhytis), Epitonium (Sthenorytis), Scala (Sthenorhytis), Scala (Sthenorytis), Stenorhytis, Sthenorhytis

Parent taxon: Epitoniidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Brown 1913, Cooke 1919, Durham 1937, Dushane 1988, Martin 1904, Moore 1984 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aciculiscala, Acirsa, Acirsinae, Acrilla, Alora, Amaea, Cerithiscala, Cirsotrema, Clathroscala, Clathrus, Confusiscala, Crossotrema, Dannevigena, Eglisia, Epitomium, Epitoniinae, Epitonium, Filiscala, Gregorioiscala, Littoriniscala, Mazescala, Murdochella, Narvaliscala, Notacirsa, Nystiellinae, Opalia, Opaliinae, Papuliscala, Pliciscala, Problitora, Scalaria, Scalina, Turriscala, Variciscala, Australolaxispira, Scala, Funis

Subtaxa: Epitonium (Sthenorytis) crescentense Epitonium (Sthenorytis) stearnsii Epitonium (Sthenorytis) ventricosum Scala (Sthenorytis) expansa Scala (Sthenorytis) pachypleura Sthenorhytis antiguense Sthenorhytis grenadinarum Sthenorytis dianae Sthenorytis proglobosa Sthenorytis turbinus

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Ecuador (4 collections)

• Miocene of Germany (1), Grenada (9), Italy (2), Panama (2), United States (2: Maryland, Washington)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (1), Hungary (1), United States (2: Mississippi, South Carolina)

Total: 24 collections including 27 occurrences

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