Melanella karsteni Anderson 1928 (snail)

Gastropoda - Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae

Full reference: F. M. Anderson. 1928. Notes on Lower Tertiary deposits of Colombia and their molluscan and foraminiferal fauna. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 17(1):1-29

Belongs to Melanella according to F. M. Anderson 1928

Sister taxa: Melanella (Polygyreulima), Melanella badenia, Melanella bolivarensis, Melanella coalingana, Melanella conoidea, Melanella dufresnei, Melanella eborea, Melanella indicaformis, Melanella jacksonensis, Melanella jamaicensis, Melanella kaiparaensis, Melanella migrans, Melanella seymourensis, Melanella waikomitica

Type specimen: CAS 2722, a shell. Its type locality is San Juan de Rio Seco, which is in an Eocene marginal marine shale in Colombia.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at San Juan de Rio Seco

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