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Michelia Roemer 1855 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 8977

Synonym: Melissosoa Clarke 1909 (taxon 71032)

Full reference: F. A. Roemer. 1855. Beiträge zur geologischen Kenntnis des nordwestlichen Harzbegirges. Paleontographica 5:1-44

Parent taxon: Murchisoniidae according to J. B. Knight et al. 1960

Sister taxa: Aclisina, Altadema, Anarconcha, Barroisocaulus, Bellazona, Biangularia, Brilonella, Cibecuia, Cyrtostropha, Devonocerithioides, Domiporta, Eohormotomina, Farewellia, Glyphodeta, Helicospira, Kaseiella, Leptorima, Lodanaria, Loxisonia, Mesocoelia, Micheliopsis, Micrentoma, Morania, Murchisonia, Parahormotomina, Protospira, Pseudoaclisina, Trypanocochlea, Vebericochlis, Vistilia, Vladanella, Wuxuanella

Subtaxa: Michelia compacta, Michelia cylindrica, Michelia darwini, Michelia persimilis, Michelia planogyrata, Michelia tenera, Michelia tenue, Michelia whiteavesi

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Type: Michelia cylindrica

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder