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Cheilea Modeer 1793 (hoof shell)

Gastropoda - Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 9638

Parent taxon: Hipponicidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

Sister taxa: Eoatlanta, Gnaszynium, Hipponix, Krebsia, Rothpletzia, Sabia

Subtaxa: Cheilea equestris, Cheilea princetonia, Cheilea uncinata

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Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer-suspension feeder