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Motyris Eames 1952 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 10153

Synonym: Tomyris Michailovski 1912 [replaced name] (taxon 10586)

Full reference: F. E. Eames. 1952. A contribution to the study of the Eocene in Western Pakistan and Western India: C. The description of the Scaphopoda and Gastropoda from standard sections in the Rakhi Nala and Zindar Pir areas of the Western Punjab and in the Kohat District. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B 236:1-168

Parent taxon: Pareorinae according to W. D. Allmon 1996

Sister taxa: Batillona, Craginia, Mesalia, Neodiastoma, Pareora, Sigmesalia, Tachyrhynchella, Woodsalia

Subtaxa: Motyris aralica, Motyris pseudoaralica

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Type: Turritella (Tomyris) aralica

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder