Melanella Bowdich 1822 (snail)

Gastropoda - Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae

Parent taxon: Eulimidae according to J. D. Stilwell et al. 2004

See also Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Wenz 1938 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxa: Anteglosia, Apicalia, Asterolamia, Asterophilidae, Chileutomia, Coroniscala, Curveulima, Echineulima, Entoconchidae, Eulima, Eulitoma, Fusceulima, Hebeulima, Hemiliostraca, Hoplopteron, Hordeulima, Hypermastus, Leutzenia, Lissochilina, Margineulima, Megadenus, Melanellidae, Microstilifer, Mucronalia, Niso, Paedophoropodidae, Parvioris, Peasistilifer, Pelseneeria, Pictobalcis, Polygireulima, Pulicicochlea, Pyramidelloides, Rostreulima, Sabinella, Scalenostoma, Sticteulima, Stilapex, Stilifer, Stiliferidae, Thyca, Trochostilifer, Vitreobalcis, Vitreolina

Subtaxa: Melanella (Polygyreulima) Melanella badenia Melanella bolivarensis Melanella coalingana Melanella conoidea Melanella dufresnei Melanella eborea Melanella jacksonensis Melanella jamaicensis Melanella kaiparaensis Melanella karsteni Melanella migrans Melanella seymourensis Melanella waikomitica

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (1 collection), Ecuador (1), Italy (2), Japan (1), Morocco (3), United States (26: California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina), Uruguay (1)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), India (1), Italy (2), South Africa (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (4: Florida, South Carolina)

• Miocene of Austria (2), the Dominican Republic (2), France (2), Germany (4), India (1), Italy (2), New Zealand (2), Panama (1), Poland (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (3: Delaware, New Jersey)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1)

• Oligocene of Hungary (1), United States (2: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Colombia (2), France (3), New Zealand (2), the United Kingdom (4), United States (19: California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Denmark (6), Poland (1), United States (3: Alabama, Louisiana, Texas)

Total: 112 collections including 140 occurrences

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