Cantharus ashleyi Carson 1925 (true whelk)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Full reference: C. M. Carson. 1925. Some new species from the Pliocene of Southern California with a few changes in nomenclature. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 24(2):31-35

Belongs to Cantharus according to C. M. Carson 1925

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

Type specimen: LSJU 304; cast, CAS 5051. Its type locality is Near the San Fernando Tunnel, which is in a Pliocene terrestrial horizon in the Pico Formation of California.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (2: California collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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