Megalomphala Ulrich and Scofield 1897 (snail)

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Bucaniidae

Alternative spelling: Bellerophon (Megalomphala)

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

Parent taxon: Bucaniinae according to J. S. Peel 1991

See also Knight et al. 1960, Koken and Perner 1925, Perner 1903, Sepkoski 2002 and Ulrich and Scofield 1897

Sister taxa: Bucania, Bucaniides, Bucanopsina, Kokenospira, Loxobucania, Offleya, Phragmolites, Patellostium

Subtaxa: Megalomphala carinata Megalomphala contorta Megalomphala crassa Megalomphala crassiuscula Megalomphala cycloides Megalomphala dawesi Megalomphala gotlandica Megalomphala latissima Megalomphala marjorae Megalomphala pinguis Megalomphala planorbiformis Megalomphala salpinx Megalomphala septentrionale Megalomphala taenia Megalomphala wilfredi

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Ecology: epifaunal detritivore


• Devonian of Australia (1 collection)

• Silurian of Estonia (2), Greenland (5), Sweden (10)

• Ordovician of Estonia (10), Malaysia (2), the Netherlands (1), Norway (3), Sweden (3), United States (4: California, Indiana)

Total: 41 collections including 45 occurrences

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