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Mode of life of a new onychochilid mollusc from the Lower Devonian of Bohemia

  • Jiří Frýda (a1)


A new molluscan genus, Voskopiella, from the Lower Devonian of Bohemia is described and assigned to the Onychochiloidea. The type and only known species is Voskopiella barborae n. sp. from the Nowakia elegans Zone (uppermost Zlichovian, =Emsian) of the Suchomasty Limestone. Also discussed are its ontogeny, variability, and pathological development of ornamentation, as well as the mode of life, in order to resolve the problem as to whether onychochiloideans are torted gastropods or untorted paragastropods. A foliage supported mode of life or life in close association on or within algal mats is suggested for Voskopiella barborae n. gen. and sp.



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  • Jiří Frýda (a1)


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