Malea quilonensis Dey 1961 (tun shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Tonnidae

Full reference: A. K. Dey. 1961. The Miocene Mollusca from Quilon, Kerala (India). Palaeontologica Indica 36

Belongs to Malea according to A. K. Dey 1961

Sister taxa: Malea beui, Malea camura, Malea densecostata, Malea elliptica, Malea goliath, Malea mareana, Malea pomum, Malea ringens, Malea springi, Quimalea pomum

Type specimen: Its type locality is Quilon Limestone (Quilon, Kerala), which is in a Miocene carbonate limestone in the Quilon Limestone Formation of India

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Quilon Limestone (Quilon, Kerala)

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