Omoiosia Canu & Bassler, 1927

Type species: Vincularia maorica Stoliczka, 1864

This genus includes the species:

  1. "Omoiosia" lepida
  2. (von Hagenow, 1851) Late Cretaceous Maastrichtian Netherlands WoRMS 1412440
  3. Omoiosia "maorica"
  4. sensu Canu & Bassler, 1927 Recent Philippines WoRMS 1034824

The material used to define the genus Omoiosia was misidentified. In order to clarify its status, the material from the Philippines will need to defined as a new species. The Neogene fossil species Vincularia maorica from New Zealand is believed to belong to Chaperia. The information, including attribution to the Bryopastoridae, is a personal communication from Dennis Gordon.

This leaves some European fossil material referred previously to Omoiosia which needs restudy, particularly Eschara lepida Pergens, 1893 from the Maastrichtian of the Netherlands. Omoiosia elongata Canu & Bassler 1935, from the Miocene of Australia has been referred to Ogiva by Brown (1959).

"Omoiosia" lepida at

[Omoiosia 'maorica']
Omoiosia 'maorica'
(Thanks to Dennis Gordon & Paul Taylor)

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Edited by Phil Bock
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Modified on 9/9/2017 ("Added O.lepida".
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