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Zygites elegans

Gastropoda - Pleurotomariida - Zygitidae

Taxonomy
Zygites elegans was named by Yin and Yochelson (1983). Its type specimen is GQ81047 and is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Yinshanpo KC260a, Qingyan, which is in a Pelsonian/Illyrian marine shale/marl in the Qingyan Formation of China.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1983Zygites elegans Yin and Yochelson p. 180 fig. 7A,C,E

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassOrthogastropoda
superorderVetigastropodaSalvini-Plawen 1980
orderPleurotomariida()
superfamilyPleurotomarioidea(Swainson 1840)
familyZygitidaeCox 1960
genusZygites
specieselegans

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmean
shell height112.7

Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: actively mobilesuperf
Life habit: epifaunalsuperf
Diet: grazersuperf
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2009-09-21 10:46:28
Modified: 2009-09-21 12:46:28
Source: superf = superfamily, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Bambach et al. 2007

Age range: base of the Pelsonian to the top of the Illyrian or 247.20000 to 242.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Pelsonian - Illyrian247.2 - 242.0China (Guizhou) Zygites elegans (type locality: 44250)