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Schizostoma africanum Heidelberger et al. 2009 (snail)

Gastropoda - Euomphalina - Euomphalidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 155222

Full reference: D. Heidelberger, D. Korn, and V. Ebbighausen. 2009. Late Visean (Carboniferous) gastropods from the Gara El Itima (eastern Anti-Atlas, Morocco). Fossil Record 12(2):183-196

Belongs to Schizostoma according to D. Heidelberger et al. 2009

Sister taxa: Euomphalus (Schizostoma), Euomphalus acuticosta, Euomphalus acutus, Euomphalus altus, Euomphalus angularis, Euomphalus anticostiensis, Euomphalus araneifer, Euomphalus archiaci, Euomphalus articulatus, Euomphalus basinodosus, Euomphalus biarmatus, Euomphalus bundtzeni, Euomphalus cassianus, Euomphalus catilliformis, Euomphalus catillus, Euomphalus cera, Euomphalus conradi, Euomphalus cornudanus, Euomphalus crotalostomiformis, Euomphalus crotalostomus, Euomphalus dentatus, Euomphalus disomphalus, Euomphalus eurekensis, Euomphalus fairchildi, Euomphalus fenestralis, Euomphalus gradatus, Euomphalus helicinus, Euomphalus illinoisensis, Euomphalus kaibabensis, Euomphalus latus, Euomphalus mapingensis, Euomphalus minimus, Euomphalus minor, Euomphalus mohri, Euomphalus mongolicus, Euomphalus neapolitanus, Euomphalus nitidulus, Euomphalus nodocarinatus, Euomphalus nodulosus, Euomphalus oldhami, Euomphalus patulus, Euomphalus pentangulatus, Euomphalus perspectivus, Euomphalus perversus, Euomphalus planodorsatus, Euomphalus planorbis, Euomphalus plummeri, Euomphalus pronodocarinatus, Euomphalus pusilliformis, Euomphalus radiatus, Euomphalus rennstiegensis, Euomphalus rotundus, Euomphalus schnurii, Euomphalus serratus, Euomphalus similis, Euomphalus simuloides, Euomphalus sinister, Euomphalus sinistrorsus, Euomphalus studeri, Euomphalus subtrigonalis, Euomphalus sulcatus, Euomphalus telleri, Euomphalus tenuistriatus, Euomphalus trigonalis, Euomphalus triliris, Euomphalus tuberculatus, Euomphalus utahensis, Euomphalus venustus, Euomphalus verneuili, Straparollus (Euomphalus) alaskensis, Straparollus (Euomphalus) asanoi, Straparollus (Euomphalus) brooksensis, Straparollus (Euomphalus) carbonarius, Straparollus (Euomphalus) elegans, Straparollus (Euomphalus) equalis, Straparollus (Euomphalus) glabribasis, Straparollus (Euomphalus) konobasis, Straparollus (Euomphalus) levicarinatus, Straparollus (Euomphalus) marginatiformis, Straparollus (Euomphalus) pancakensis, Straparollus (Euomphalus) parvulus, Straparollus (Euomphalus) parvus, Straparollus (Euomphalus) pernodosus, Straparollus (Euomphalus) pugilis, Straparollus (Euomphalus) qingyanensis, Straparollus (Euomphalus) subplanus, Straparollus (Euomphalus) sumatrensis, Straparollus (Euomphalus) uedai, Straparollus (Euomphalus) umbilicatus, Straparollus (Euomphalus) variabilis, Phymatifer pugiloides, Phymatifer coroniferus, Phymatifer peruvianus, Paromphalus rotundus, Schizostoma fasciatum, Schizostoma costata, Schizostoma calyx, Euomphalus (Schizostoma) cirridioides

Type specimen: Its type locality is GI-B, Gara el Itima, which is in a Brigantian basinal (siliciclastic) shale in the Hamou-Rhanem Formation of Morocco

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): shell width 20.7