Cantharus occidentalis Gabb 1868 (true whelk)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Alternative combinations: Fusus occidentalis, Pseudoperissolax occidentalis

Full reference: W. M. Gabb. 1868. Section II. Cretaceous Fossils. Part I. Description of New Species. Palaeontology of California, Volume II, Cretaceous and Tertiary Fossils 127-205

Belongs to Cantharus according to M. A. Murphy and P. U. Rodda 1960

See also Gabb 1868

Sister taxa: Cantharus (Cantharus), Cantharus (Endopachychilus), Cantharus (Eocantharus), Cantharus (Pollia), Cantharus (Zeapollia), Cantharus andoi, Cantharus angulata, Cantharus arnoldi, Cantharus ashleyi, Cantharus breaensis, Cantharus brongniartianus, Cantharus bucklandi, Cantharus cowlitzensis, Cantharus elsmerensis, Cantharus erythrostoma, Cantharus luliana, Cantharus martiniana, Cantharus perrini, Cantharus polygona, Cantharus tranquebaricus, Cantharus varicosus, Cantharus variegatus, Tritonidea (Cantharus) speciosa

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (10: California collections)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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