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Pterotheca pentagona Foerste 1914 (snail)

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Pterothecidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 75877

Full reference: A. F. Foerste. 1914. Notes on the Lorraine faunas of New York and the Province of Quebec. Bulletin of the Scientific Laboratories of Denison University 17(1):247-328

Belongs to Pterotheca according to P. J. Wagner 2020

Sister taxa: Pterotheca anatiformis, Pterotheca angusta, Pterotheca anticostiana, Pterotheca attenuata, Pterotheca avirostris, Pterotheca clochensis, Pterotheca consorbina, Pterotheca drummuckensis, Pterotheca estona, Pterotheca expansa, Pterotheca gath, Pterotheca girvanensis, Pterotheca harviei, Pterotheca hispanica, Pterotheca intermedia, Pterotheca lata, Pterotheca macroderma, Pterotheca maxima, Pterotheca mullochensis, Pterotheca multidecorata, Pterotheca saffordi, Pterotheca simplex, Pterotheca transversa, Pterotheca triangularis, Pterotheca trimerelloides, Pterotheca undulata

Type specimen: Its type locality is Chambly Canton, along W side of Richelieu River, 15 miles southeast of Montreal, which is in a Maysvillian carbonate limestone in the Nicolet River Formation of Canada

Ecology: epifaunal detritivore