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Metoptoma Phillips 1836 (mollusk)

Tergomya - Archinacellida - Metoptomatidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 8417

Alternative spelling: Tryblidium (Metoptoma)

Full reference: J. Phillips. 1836. Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire; or, a description of the strata and organic remains; accompanied by a geological map, sections and diagrams, and figures of the fossils 1-236

Parent taxon: Metoptomatidae according to P. Bouchet et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Calloconus, Lepetopsis, Palaeoscurria

Subtaxa: Metoptoma alceste, Metoptoma cornutaforme, Metoptoma elliptica, Metoptoma imbricatum, Metoptoma pileus, Metoptoma recurva, Metoptoma retrorsa, Metoptoma robusta, Metoptoma similis, Metoptoma texana

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer