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Platyschisma depressum Dana 1847 (snail)

Gastropoda - Euomphalina - Platyceratidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 246848

Full reference: J. D. Dana. 1847. Descriptions of fossil shells of the collections of the exploring expedition under the command of Charles Wilkes, USN, obtained in Australia, from the lower layers of the coal formation in Illawarra, and from a deposit probably of nearly the same age at Harper's Hill, Valley of the Hunter. American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series 4:151-160

Belongs to Platyschisma according to J. D. Dana 1849

Sister taxa: Platyschisma applanatum, Platyschisma barrisi, Platyschisma cirroides, Platyschisma depressa, Platyschisma helicoides, Platyschisma infima, Platyschisma laudoni, Platyschisma lingua, Platyschisma missouriensis, Platyschisma ovoidea, Platyschisma rotundatum, Platyschisma vitrea

Type specimen: Its type locality is Wollongong Point, Illawarra (USNM coll), which is in a Wordian coastal siliciclastic in the Gerringong Formation of Australia

Ecology: passively mobile epifaunal coprophage