Megathiris detruncata Gmelin 1791 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Megathyrididae

Alternative combinations: Anomia detruncata, Megathyris detruncata

Invalid subtaxa: Anomia decollata Chemnitz 1785 [replaced name], Argiope multicostata Bosquet 1864, Megathiris decollata Chemnitz 1785 [replaced name]

Belongs to Megathiris according to M. A. Bitner and A. Müller 2017

See also Barczyk and Popeil-Barczyk 1977, Bitner 1990, Bitner and Dulai 2004, Bitner et al. 2013, Bitner and Motchurova-Dekova 2016, Bitner and Schneider 2009, Bitner et al. 2013, Dulai 2007, Dulai 2010, Gaetani and Sacca 1985, García Ramos 2004, Koskeridou 2007, Kroh 2003 and Taddei Ruggiero and Taddei 2006

Sister taxa: Megathiris bidiscoidea, Megathyris barroisi, Megathyris capensis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection), Italy (5)

• Pliocene of Algeria (1), Spain (4)

• Miocene of Austria (2), Bulgaria (1), Cyprus (1), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (3), Hungary (1), Italy (1), Poland (8), Romania (1)

• Oligocene of France (5)

• Eocene of Hungary (1), Ukraine (1)

Total: 37 collections each including a single occurrence

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