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†family Bellerophontidae M'Coy 1851 (snail)

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida

PaleoDB taxon number: 54564

Synonym: Liljevallospiridae Golikov and Starobogatov 1989 (taxon 113094)

Full reference: F. M'Coy. 1851. On some new Silurian Mollusca. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany, and Geology 77:45-63

Parent taxon: Bellerophontoidea according to A. Nützel and C. Ketwetsuriya 2016

Sister taxa: Blodgettinotus, Bucanellidae, Bucaniidae, Cymbulariidae, Euphemitidae, Knightitidae, Plectonotidae, Pterothecidae, Sinuitidae, Temnodiscidae, Thoralispira, Yochelsoniidae

Subtaxa: Bellerophontinae, Bucanopsinae, Cymbulariinae, Dicellonema, Knightitinae, Teutonophon, Yochelsonellisa

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal detritivore