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Bellerophon contortus

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae

Taxonomy
Bellerophon contortus was named by d'Eichwald (1856). It is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Bucania contorta by Reed (1921); it was recombined as Megalomphala contorta by Ulrich and Scofield (1897), Koken and Perner (1925), Knight (1941), Knight et al. (1960), Rohr (1980), Peel (1991), Ebbestad (1999), Ebbestad (1999) and Wagner (2023).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1856Bellerophon contortus d'Eichwald p. 587
1860Bellerophon contortus d'Eichwald p. 1072 figs. pl. 41 f. 3
1897Megalomphala contorta Ulrich and Scofield p. 850
1921Bucania contorta Reed p. 31
1925Megalomphala contorta Koken and Perner p. 67 figs. pl. 25 f. 4-5, 11
1941Megalomphala contorta Knight p. 192 figs. pl. 8 f. 1a-b
1960Megalomphala contorta Knight et al. p. 180 figs. f. 96.2
1980Megalomphala contorta Rohr pp. 152 - 153 figs. pl. 1 f. 4-10
1991Megalomphala contorta Peel p. 98 figs. f. 24a-f
1999Megalomphala contorta Ebbestad p. 162
2023Megalomphala contorta Wagner p. 287

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classGastropoda
RankNameAuthor
orderBellerophontidaUlrich and Scofield 1897
suborderBellerophontina
superfamilyBellerophontoidea()
familyBellerophontidae
subfamilyBellerophontinae
genusBellerophon
speciescontortus

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.

Bellerophon contortus d'Eichwald 1856
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragoniteo
Composition 2: low Mg calciteo
Entire body: yesg
Adult length: 10 to < 100g
Adult width: 10 to < 100g
Adult height: 10 to < 100g
Locomotion: slow-movingg
Life habit: low-level epifaunalg
Diet: detritivoreg
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2004-02-29 18:42:55
Modified: 2009-10-11 13:36:33
Source: g = genus, o = order, c = class
References: Aberhan et al. 2004, Kiessling 2004

Age range: Keila or 453.90000 to 453.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Keila453.9 - 453.0Estonia (Hiiumaa) Bellerophon contortus (174300)