Conilithes Swainson 1840 (cone shell)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Conidae

Synonyms: Conospirus Gregario 1890, Conus (Conospira) Gregario 1890

Parent taxon: Conidae according to P. A. Maxwell 1978

See also Newton 1922, Tracey and Todd 1996 and Vredenburg 1921

Sister taxa: Californiconus, Cariboconus, Conasprella, Conasprelloides, Coninae, Conorbinae, Conus, Cryptoconus, Dauciconus, Eugeniconus, Hortia, Kenyonia, Lamniconus, Moniliopsis, Oenopotinae, Parviconus, Perplexiconus, Plagioconus, Profundiconus, Pseudotominae, Puncticuliinae, Purpuriconus, Pyruconus, Raphitominae, Seminoleconus, Siphopsinae

Subtaxa: Conilithes antidiluvianus Conilithes wollastoni Conospirus parisiensis Conus (Conospira) galensis

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Miocene of Italy (5), New Zealand (2), Slovakia (1)

• Eocene of France (1), New Zealand (2), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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