Motyris Eames 1952 (turret shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae

Synonym: Tomyris Michailovski 1912 [replaced name]

Full reference: F. E. Eames. 1952. A contribution to the study of the Eocene in Western Pakistan and Western India: C. The description of the Scaphopoda and Gastropoda from standard sections in the Rakhi Nala and Zindar Pir areas of the Western Punjab and in the Kohat District. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B 236:1-168

Parent taxon: Pareorinae according to W. D. Allmon 1996

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Batillona, Craginia, Mesalia, Neodiastoma, Pareora, Sigmesalia, Tachyrhynchella, Woodsalia

Subtaxa: Motyris aralica Motyris pseudoaralica

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Type: Turritella (Tomyris) aralica

Ecology: facultatively mobile semi-infaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Pakistan (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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