Omphaloptycha scalaris Yin and Yochelson 1983 (snail)

Gastropoda - Hypsogastropoda - Coelostylinidae

Full reference: H.-F. Yin and E. L. Yochelson. 1983. Middle Triassic Gastropoda from Qingyan, Guizhou Province, China: 3 - Euomphalacea and Loxonematacea. Journal of Paleontology 57(5):1098-1127

Belongs to Omphaloptycha according to H.-F. Yin and E. L. Yochelson 1983

Sister taxa: Omphaloptycha aequalis, Omphaloptycha aldrovandii, Omphaloptycha alsatiorum, Omphaloptycha angulata, Omphaloptycha angustaperta, Omphaloptycha bacchus, Omphaloptycha breislaki, Omphaloptycha cacuana, Omphaloptycha carabusana, Omphaloptycha concavoconvexa, Omphaloptycha concinna, Omphaloptycha dezzoana, Omphaloptycha escheri, Omphaloptycha exornata, Omphaloptycha extensa, Omphaloptycha gansuensis, Omphaloptycha heeri, Omphaloptycha hormolira, Omphaloptycha humilis, Omphaloptycha inflata, Omphaloptycha irritata, Omphaloptycha jaworskii, Omphaloptycha jenksi, Omphaloptycha laticonvexa, Omphaloptycha lineata, Omphaloptycha ludwigi, Omphaloptycha maironii, Omphaloptycha marianii, Omphaloptycha nymphoides, Omphaloptycha obesa, Omphaloptycha pachygaster, Omphaloptycha peracuta, Omphaloptycha pinii, Omphaloptycha polyphemus, Omphaloptycha princeps, Omphaloptycha pupoides, Omphaloptycha quadricarinata, Omphaloptycha retracta, Omphaloptycha reyeri, Omphaloptycha rosthorni, Omphaloptycha schmidti, Omphaloptycha shastensis, Omphaloptycha smithii, Omphaloptycha speciosa, Omphaloptycha subextensa, Omphaloptycha sulcellata, Omphaloptycha turris, Omphaloptycha zitteli

Type specimen: GQ81117. Its type locality is Yinshanpo KC262, Qingyan, which is in a Pelsonian/Illyrian marine shale/marl in the Qingyan Formation of China.

Ecology: epifaunal

Distribution: found only at Yinshanpo KC262, Qingyan

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