Metoptoma texana Yochelson 1960 (mollusk)

Tergomya - Archinacellida - Metoptomatidae

Full reference: E. L. Yochelson. 1960. Permian Gastropoda of the southwestern United States. 3. Bellerophontacea and Patellacea. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 119(4):208-293

Belongs to Metoptoma according to E. L. Yochelson 1960

Sister taxa: Metoptoma alceste, Metoptoma analoga, Metoptoma cornutaforme, Metoptoma devonica, Metoptoma elliptica, Metoptoma imbricatum, Metoptoma peroccidens, Metoptoma phillipsi, Metoptoma pileus, Metoptoma recurva, Metoptoma retrorsa, Metoptoma robusta, Metoptoma similis

Type specimen: Its type locality is USNM701k, Wolf Camp Hills, Glass Mountains, which is in an Asselian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Neal Ranch Formation of Texas

Ecology: epifaunal grazer


• Permian of United States (6: Texas collections)

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Texas)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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