Monoplex panamensis Beu 2010 (triton shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Ranellidae

Full reference: A. G. Beu. 2010. Neogene Tonnoidean Gastropods of Tropical and South America; contributions to the Dominican Republic and Panama Paleontology Projects and Uplift of the Central American Isthmus. Bulletins of American Paleontology (377-378)1-550

Belongs to Monoplex according to A. G. Beu 2010

Sister taxa: Monoplex amictus, Monoplex aquatilis, Monoplex cercadicus, Monoplex chlorostomoides, Monoplex comptus, Monoplex exaratus, Monoplex gatunicus, Monoplex gurabonicus, Monoplex infelix, Monoplex jackwinorum, Monoplex krebsii, Monoplex lignarius, Monoplex longispira, Monoplex macrodon, Monoplex mundus, Monoplex nicobaricus, Monoplex parthenopeus, Monoplex pilearis, Monoplex ritteri, Monoplex tranquebaricus, Monoplex trigonus, Monoplex turtoni, Monoplex vespaceus, Monoplex vestitus, Monoplex wiegmanni, Monoplex williamsi, Tritonium (Lampusia) dubium, Lampusia affinis

Type specimen: NMB H 17944, a shell. Its type locality is NMB 18503 - Rio Chico [Tuira Fm], which is in a Tortonian coastal horizon in the Tuira Formation of Panama.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Panama (1 collection)

• Miocene of Ecuador (1), Panama (3)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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