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Abderospira oviformis

Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae

Cylichna oviformis was named by Meyer (1886) [DISTRIBUTION: Late Miocene; Gulf Coastal Plain.]. Its type specimen is USNM 638837, a shell, and it is not a trace fossil.

It was recombined as Atys oviformis by Cossmann (1893); it was recombined as Abderospira oviformis by Palmer and Brann (1966).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1886Cylichna oviformis Meyer p. 77 figs. pl. 2, fig. 32
1893Atys oviformis Cossmann p. 50
1966Abderospira oviformis Palmer and Brann p. 474

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EubilateriaAx 1987
orderOpisthobranchia(Milne-Edwards 1848)
orderCephalaspideaFischer 1883
superfamilyPhilinoideaGray 1850
familyCylichnidaeAdams 1850
genusAbderospiraDall 1896
speciesoviformis(Meyer 1886)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Abderospira oviformis Meyer 1886
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No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: carnivoref
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2009-09-10 07:31:23
Modified: 2009-09-10 09:31:23
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Bartonian to the top of the Priabonian or 41.30000 to 33.90000 Ma

Collections (6 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0USA (Louisiana) Abderospira oviformis (91115)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0USA (Mississippi) Abderospira oviformis (90704 99628 99632)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Mississippi) Abderospira oviformis (6802)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9USA (Louisiana) Abderospira oviformis (92300)