Sphenosphaera capax Ulrich and Scofield 1897 (snail)

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae

Alternative combination: Bellerophon capax

Full reference: E. O. Ulrich and W. H. Scofield. 1897. The Lower Silurian Gastropoda of Minnesota. The Paleontology of Minnesota 39(2):813-1081

Belongs to Sphenosphaera according to P. J. Wagner 2017

See also Knight 1945, Ulrich and Scofield 1897 and Wahlman 1992

Sister taxa: Sphenosphaera bilineatus, Sphenosphaera burginensis, Sphenosphaera centervillensis, Sphenosphaera consimilis, Sphenosphaera eiseni, Sphenosphaera fiscellostriata, Sphenosphaera kepinensis, Sphenosphaera laurentinus, Sphenosphaera mohri, Sphenosphaera nana, Sphenosphaera opertus, Sphenosphaera platystoma, Sphenosphaera recurvus, Sphenosphaera rogersensis, Sphenosphaera similis, Sphenosphaera subangularis, Sphenosphaera subpatula, Sphenosphaera troosti

Type specimen: USNM 45698, a shell

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore

Distribution:

• Ordovician of United States (9: Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee collections)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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