Metoptoma Phillips 1836 (mollusk)

Tergomya - Archinacellida - Metoptomatidae

Alternative spelling: Tryblidium (Metoptoma)

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

Parent taxon: Metoptomatidae according to P. Bouchet et al. 2005

See also Cresswell 1893, Knight et al. 1960 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Calloconus, Lepetopsis

Subtaxa: Metoptoma alceste Metoptoma analoga Metoptoma cornutaforme Metoptoma devonica Metoptoma elliptica Metoptoma imbricatum Metoptoma peroccidens Metoptoma phillipsi Metoptoma pileus Metoptoma recurva Metoptoma retrorsa Metoptoma robusta Metoptoma similis Metoptoma texana

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (6: Texas collections)

• Carboniferous of Antarctica (1), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Texas)

• Devonian of South Africa (1)

• Ordovician of Canada (2: Quebec)

Total: 14 collections including 16 occurrences

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