Argyrotheca cuneata Risso 1826 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Megathyrididae

Alternative combinations: Rhynchotreta cuneata, Terebratula cuneata

Synonym: Argiope costulata Seguenza 1866

Belongs to Argyrotheca according to M. A. Bitner and N. Motchurova-Dekova 2016

See also Bassett and Cocks 1974, Bitner 1990, Bitner et al. 2013, Bitner et al. 2013, Dulai 2007, GarcĂ­a Ramos 2004, Jin 1989, Kroh 2003, Rubel and Rozman 1977 and Zezina 2010

Sister taxa: Argyrotheca aequicostata, Argyrotheca ageriana, Argyrotheca altavillensis, Argyrotheca andina, Argyrotheca angulata, Argyrotheca anomala, Argyrotheca arguta, Argyrotheca australis, Argyrotheca barrettiana, Argyrotheca beecheri, Argyrotheca bermudana, Argyrotheca bermudezi, Argyrotheca bitnerae, Argyrotheca bronnii, Argyrotheca cistellula, Argyrotheca clevei, Argyrotheca coniuncta, Argyrotheca crassa, Argyrotheca cyrtiniformis, Argyrotheca dalli, Argyrotheca grandicostata, Argyrotheca hewatti, Argyrotheca hirundo, Argyrotheca inconstans, Argyrotheca intercalata, Argyrotheca jacksoni, Argyrotheca johnsoni, Argyrotheca kupei, Argyrotheca lacunosa, Argyrotheca laevis, Argyrotheca londinensis, Argyrotheca lowei, Argyrotheca lunula, Argyrotheca lutea, Argyrotheca macneili, Argyrotheca magnicostata, Argyrotheca mayi, Argyrotheca megapora, Argyrotheca michelottina, Argyrotheca microscopica, Argyrotheca obourgensis, Argyrotheca peculiaris, Argyrotheca piperipyxis, Argyrotheca plana, Argyrotheca plicata, Argyrotheca popielae, Argyrotheca quadrata, Argyrotheca retrorsa, Argyrotheca rubrocostata, Argyrotheca rubrotincta, Argyrotheca schrammi, Argyrotheca semicostata, Argyrotheca semicostata, Argyrotheca serrata, Argyrotheca somaliensis, Argyrotheca squamata, Argyrotheca stevensis, Argyrotheca subcordata, Argyrotheca sublamellosa, Argyrotheca thurmanni, Argyrotheca tokodensis, Argyrotheca vidali, Argyrotheca woodwardiana, Argyrotheca zenobiae, Cistellarcula dubia, Cistellarcula wrigleyi

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Pliocene of Spain (1 collection)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Bulgaria (3), the Czech Republic (2), Hungary (2), Italy (1), Poland (13)

• Oligocene of France (1)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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