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Megathiris detruncata Gmelin 1791 (lamp shell)

Rhynchonellata - Terebratulida - Megathyrididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 283259

Alternative combinations: Anomia detruncata, Megathyris detruncata

Invalid subtaxa: Anomia decollata Chemnitz 1785 [replaced name] (no. 284053), Argiope multicostata Bosquet 1864 (no. 356409), Megathiris decollata Chemnitz 1785 [replaced name] (no. 284054)

Belongs to Megathiris according to M. A. Bitner and A. Müller 2017

Sister taxa: Megathiris bidiscoidea, Megathyris barroisi, Megathyris capensis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Average measurements (in mm): 4.16 x 4.76, shell 2.80 x 3.62, valve 3.07 x 4.73