Lunatia Gray 1847 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative spellings: Natica (Lunatia), Polinices (Lunatia), Polynices (Lunatia)

Parent taxon: Naticidae according to L. W. Ward and B.W. Blackwelder 1987

See also Kabat 1991, Marasti 1973, Martin 1904, Nagao 1928, Olsson 1931, Palmer and Brann 1966, Sepkoski 2002 and Spencer and Campbell 1987

Sister taxa: Amaurellina, Amauropsella, Amauropsina, Amauropsona, Amaurospina, Ampullospirinae, Austrocochlis, Banis, Chilocyclus, Cochlis, Eunatica, Euspirocrommium, Forator, Globisininae, Globulariinae, Gyrodinae, Magnatica, Maxwellinatica, Naticinae, Payradeautia, Polinicinae, Sigatica, Sininae, Tanea, Taniella

Subtaxa: Lunatia avellana Lunatia chulucana Lunatia conradiana Lunatia cowlitzensis Lunatia hemicrypta Polinices (Lunatia) utoensis

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Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greenland (1 collection)

• Blancan of United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of Greece (2), Spain (1), United States (3: Alaska, Virginia)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (2: Alaska)

• Miocene of Austria (3), Brazil (4), Greece (2), India (1), Italy (1), United States (7: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey)

• Oligocene of Denmark (1), France (28), Mexico (3), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Eocene of Japan (4), New Zealand (1), Peru (1), Spain (12), United States (3: Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1), Denmark (5), Greenland (4), New Zealand (2), United States (3: California, New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), Canada (3: Alberta, Saskatchewan), Germany (1), Mexico (8), New Zealand (4), United States (10: Arizona, California, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Wyoming), Venezuela (1)

Total: 125 collections including 133 occurrences

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