Tectonatica pusilla Say 1822 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative combinations: Natica (Cryptonatica) pusilla, Natica pusilla

Belongs to Tectonatica according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Holmes 1859 and Woodring 1928

Sister taxa: Tectonatica albertii, Tectonatica consimilis, Tectonatica dertomamilla, Tectonatica impervia, Tectonatica pasinii, Tectonatica rupeliana, Tectonatica tectula

Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (6 collections), the Dominican Republic (1), Panama (1), United States (19: Florida, Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Jamaica (3), Trinidad and Tobago (5), United States (9: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

Total: 46 collections each including a single occurrence

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