Pseudozygopleura scitula (Meek & Worthen, 1860)
high spiral gastropod

Pseudozygopleura scitula
Pseudozygopleura scitula (Meek & Worthen, 1860)

General abundance:  Uncommon

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Viewer Comments:

Pseudozygopleura scitula is distinctive in being so large, compared
to other pseudozygopleurids. J. B. Knight (1930) obtained specimens
from a 25 foot interval stretching across (above and below) the Belleville
coal. Your specimen is beautiful and very well preserved. A 2 cm size
is gigantic among the pseudozygopleurids.
Dr. Tom Yancey


Feldmanm, R. M., 1996, Fossils of Ohio; Ohio Geological Survey,
Bull. 70, p. 154, fig.13-3, no.19

Hoare, R. D., 1961, Desmoinesian Brachiopoda and Mollusca from
Southwest Missouri; University of Missouri Press, p.168, pl.21, fig.11

Knight, J. B., 1930, The gastropods of the St. Louis, Missouri,
Pennsylvanian outlier: the Pseudozygopleurinae; Journal of Paleontology,
v. 4, Supplement, p. 33, pl.1, fig.2

Phylum Mollusca
chitons cephalopods clams gastropods rostroconchs

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