Gryphus sphenoideus Philippi 1844 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Terebratulidae

Alternative combinations: Stenosarina sphenoidea, Terebratula sphenoidea

Synonym: Terebratula benoitiana Seguenza 1865

Belongs to Gryphus according to M. Gaetani and D. Sacca 1985

See also Cooper 1983 and Gaetani and Sacca 1984

Sister taxa: Gryphus angularis, Gryphus capensis, Gryphus carneoides, Gryphus cookei, Gryphus dalli, Gryphus hanzawai, Gryphus kickxii, Gryphus lentiformis, Gryphus minor, Gryphus miocaenicus, Gryphus parvus, Gryphus radiata, Gryphus rovasendianus, Gryphus stantoni, Gryphus tokionis, Gryphus vaughani, Gryphus vitrea, Gryphus vitreus, Gryphus yatungensis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (16 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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