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Cyrtostropha Donald 1902 (snail)

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 136701

Alternative spelling: Murchisonia (Cyrtostropha)

Full reference: J. G. Donald. 1902. On some of the Proterozoic Gasteropoda which have been referred to Murchisonia and Pleurotomaria, with descriptions of new subgenera and species. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 58(4):313-339

Parent taxon: Murchisoniidae according to P. J. Wagner 2017

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

Subtaxa: Cyrtostropha bicincta, Cyrtostropha cava, Cyrtostropha coralli, Cyrtostropha macrospira, Cyrtostropha monoliniformis, Cyrtostropha morinensis, Cyrtostropha obscura, Cyrtostropha pacifica, Cyrtostropha salteri, Cyrtostropha scitula, Cyrtostropha sculpta, Cyrtostropha subplicata, Cyrtostropha torquata

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Type: Pleurotoma coralli

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal suspension feeder