|Basic info||Taxonomic history||Classification||Relationships|
|Morphology||Ecology and taphonomy||Age range and collections|
Orthothecida - Circothecidae
It was assigned to Calyptoptomatida by Duan (1984); to Orthothecida by Landing and Bartowski (1996); to Circothecida by Sepkoski (2002); to Coleolidae by Malinky and Skovsted (2004); and to Circothecidae by Rozanov et al. (1969), Azmi and Pancholi (1983), Bengtson et al. (1990) and Parkhaev and Demidenko (2010).
|Year||Name and author|
|1969||Conotheca Rozanov et al. pp. 134-135|
|1969||Edgetheca Rozanov et al. p. 142|
|1983||Conotheca Azmi and Pancholi p. 368|
|1984||Conotheca Duan p. 162|
|1990||Conotheca Bengtson et al. p. 213|
|1996||Conotheca Landing and Bartowski p. 756|
|2002||Conotheca Sepkoski, Jr.|
|2004||Conotheca Malinky and Skovsted p. 570|
|2010||Conotheca Parkhaev and Demidenko p. 931|
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|J. M. Malinky and C.B. Skovsted 2004||Shell conical with circular cross−section and
transverse elements of sculpture on the exterior; aperture pla−
nar and operculum with cardinal processes and circular
ridges on interior.
|P. Y. Parkhaev and Y. Demidenko 2010||"Narrow conical shell with circular cross-section. Initial part of shell slightly swollen. Aperture straight or almost straight. Ornamentation represented by prominent growth lines."|