Metoptoma pileus Phillips 1836 (mollusk)

Tergomya - Archinacellida - Metoptomatidae

Alternative combination: Patella pileus

Full reference: J. Phillips. 1836. Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire; or, a description of the strata and organic remains; accompanied by a geological map, sections and diagrams, and figures of the fossils 1-236

Belongs to Metoptoma according to L. G. de Koninck 1883

See also de Koninck 1843 and Phillips 1836

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

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution: found only at Bolland, Yorkshire (= Queensbury, Bradford) (Carboniferous of the United Kingdom)

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