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Platyostoma indica

Gastropoda - Euomphalina - Platyceratidae

Taxonomy
Platystoma indicum was named by Waagen (1880). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Chittawan Near Ghari, compact limestone, Middle Productus-limestone, Salt Range, which is in a Wuchiapingian carbonate limestone in the Wargal Formation of Pakistan.

It was recombined as Strophostylus indicus by Grabau (1931); it was recombined as Diaphorostoma indicum by Reed (1944); it was recombined as Platyostoma indica by Karczewski (1982).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Platystoma indicum Waagen p. 105 figs. Pl 11, fig 1
1931Strophostylus indicus Grabau p. 359 figs. Pl 35, figs 5,6
1944Diaphorostoma indicum Reed
1982Platyostoma indica Karczewski p. 100 figs. Pl 34, figs 4,5

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassEogastropoda
orderEuomphalina
superfamilyPlatyceratoidea()
familyPlatyceratidae
genusPlatyostoma
speciesindica()

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
partNmeanminimummaximummedians.d.
shell height331.126.040.029.07.37
shell diameter356.0--56.0-

Composition: low Mg calcitef
Composition 2: aragonitef
Entire body: yesg
Adult length: 10 to < 100g
Adult width: 10 to < 100g
Adult height: 10 to < 100g
Folds: noneg
Ribbing: noneg
Spines: noneg
Internal reinforcement: noneg
Ontogeny: accretionsuperf
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: facultatively mobileg
Epibiont: yesg
Life habit: epifaunalg
Diet: parasiteg
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2004-02-29 18:30:08
Modified: 2009-06-06 09:13:53
Source: g = genus, f = family, superf = superfamily, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Knight et al. 1960, Aberhan et al. 2004, Batten 1984

Age range: base of the Asselian to the top of the Wuchiapingian or 298.90000 to 254.17000 Ma

Collections (10 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Asselian - Sakmarian298.9 - 290.1Svalbard and Jan Mayen Platyostoma indica (145696)
Wordian268.8 - 265.1China (Nei Mongol) Strophostylus indicus (109091 109209 109211 109257)
Wordian268.8 - 265.1Pakistan Diaphorostoma indicum (125843)
Capitanian265.1 - 259.9Pakistan Diaphorostoma indicum (125882 127032)
Wuchiapingian259.9 - 254.17Pakistan Diaphorostoma indicum (126302) Platystoma indicum (type locality: 95279)