Prosoptychus Perner 1903 (snail)

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae

Alternative spelling: Bellerophon (Prosoptychus)

Full reference: J. Perner. 1903. Gastéropodes, Tome 1: Patellidae et Bellerophontidae 1-164

Parent taxon: Cymbulariinae according to R. J. Horný 1963

See also Knight et al. 1960, Perner 1903 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Beyrichidiscus, Coelocyclus, Collina, Cymbularia, Joleaudella, Ptychosphaera

Subtaxa: Prosoptychus baccatus Prosoptychus globulus Prosoptychus plenus Prosoptychus projectus Prosoptychus rotunda Prosoptychus sibiricus Prosoptychus sphaera Prosoptychus wenlockensis

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Type: Bellerophon (Prosoptychus) plebeius

Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore


• Devonian of Australia (1 collection), Canada (1: Quebec)

• Silurian of the Czech Republic (6), Norway (1), the Russian Federation (4), Sweden (3), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 17 collections including 19 occurrences

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