Malea Valenciennes 1833 (tun shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Tonnidae

Alternative spellings: Dolium (Malea), Tonna (Malea)

Synonym: Quimalea Iredale 1929

Parent taxon: Tonnidae according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Beu 2005, Beu 2010, Ladd 1977, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Wilson 1993 and Woodring 1959

Sister taxa: Eudolium, Tonna, Tonninae

Subtaxa: Malea beui Malea camura Malea densecostata Malea elliptica Malea goliath Malea mareana Malea pomum Malea quilonensis Malea ringens Malea springi Quimalea pomum

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (1 collection), Ecuador (1), French Polynesia (1), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Panama (3), United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (6), Costa Rica (9), the Dominican Republic (9), Ecuador (4), Italy (2), Jamaica (7), Mexico (1), Panama (9), Spain (2), United States (11: California, Florida), Venezuela (9)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (7)

• Miocene of Colombia (8), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (41), Grenada (2), Haiti (1), India (1), Panama (55), Peru (2), Poland (1), Puerto Rico (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Venezuela (4)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1)

Total: 208 collections including 217 occurrences

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