Monoplex Perry 1811 (triton shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Ranellidae

Alternative spelling: Cymatium (Monoplex)

Synonyms: Cabestanimorpha Iredale 1936, Cymatium (Cymatriton) Clench and Turner 1957, Cymatium (Lampusia) Schumacher 1817, Cymatriton Clench and Turner 1957, Lamposia Schumacher 1817, Lampusia Schumacher 1817, Triton (Lampusia) Schumacher 1817, Tritonium (Lampusia) Schumacher 1817

Parent taxon: Ranellidae according to A. G. Beu 2010

See also Beu 2005, Gardner 1947, Global Biodiversity Information Facility 2015, Ladd 1977, Landau et al. 2008, MacNeil 1960, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001 and Vredenburg 1921

Sister taxa: Argobuccinum, Biplex, Cantharulus, Cymatiinae, Cymatium, Haurokoa, Neptunellininae, Personinae, Ranellinae, Trachytriton

Subtaxa: Lampusia affinis Monoplex amictus Monoplex aquatilis Monoplex cercadicus Monoplex chlorostomoides Monoplex comptus Monoplex exaratus Monoplex gatunicus Monoplex gurabonicus Monoplex infelix Monoplex jackwinorum Monoplex krebsii Monoplex lignarius Monoplex longispira Monoplex macrodon Monoplex mundus Monoplex nicobaricus Monoplex panamensis Monoplex parthenopeus Monoplex pilearis Monoplex ritteri Monoplex tranquebaricus Monoplex trigonus Monoplex turtoni Monoplex vespaceus Monoplex vestitus Monoplex wiegmanni Monoplex williamsi Tritonium (Lampusia) dubium

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (1), the Bahamas (3), Cayman Islands (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (4), Djibouti (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (1), Fiji (1), India (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Mozambique (1), Namibia (1), Panama (5), Saudi Arabia (3), Spain (1), Sudan (1), United States (7: Florida, Hawaii), Venezuela (6), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (5), the Dominican Republic (5), Ecuador (5), Fiji (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (5), Japan (2), Mexico (3), Panama (2), Spain (4), United States (2: California, Florida), Venezuela (9)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (10)

• Miocene of Brazil (2), Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (22), Ecuador (1), France (1), Indonesia (1), Panama (13), United States (10: Florida), Venezuela (6)

• Eocene of Indonesia (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1)

Total: 162 collections including 238 occurrences

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