Polinices Monfort 1810 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative spellings: Natica (Polinices), Natica (Polynices), Polynices

Synonyms: Albula Röding 1798, Dallitesta Mansfield 1930, Eucaryorum Ehrenberg 1831, Mamma Blainville 1823, Natica (Mamma) Blainville 1823, Naticella Swainson 1840, Polinices (Dallitesta) Mansfield 1930

Parent taxon: Polinicinae according to T. Huelsken et al. 2012

See also Beu et al. 1990, Frassinetti and Covacevich 1995, Gardner 1947, Gazdzicki and Pugaczewska 1984, Harzhauser 2002, Hendy 2007, Kabat 1991, Ladd 1977, Landau and Marques da Silva 2010, MacNeil 1960, Majima 1989, Marasti 1973, Marincovich 1977, Martin 1904, Moore 1976, Olsson 1931, Pastorino 2005, Rivera 1957, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Vredenburg 1928, Ward and Blackwelder 1987, Wienrich 2001, Wilson 1993 and Woodring 1928

Sister taxa: Bulbus, Calinaticina, Cepatia, Choristes, Conuber, Euspira, Falsilunatia, Kerguelenatica, Mammilla, Neverita, Payraudeautia, Pliconacca, Poliniciella, Sigaticus, Uberella

Subtaxa: Naticella arctecostata Naticella bronnii Naticella compressa Polinices (Conuber) Polinices (Hypterita) Polinices (Polinella) Polinices (Polinices) Polinices albumen Polinices albus Polinices blaesus Polinices candidissimus Polinices cerovaensis Polinices coensis Polinices conicus Polinices dubius Polinices eminulus Polinices flemingianus Polinices hepaticus Polinices incei Polinices intemeratus Polinices intermeratus Polinices kummeli Polinices lacteus Polinices lavelana Polinices lobatus Polinices mammata Polinices mammilla Polinices melanostomus Polinices otis Polinices panamaensis Polinices peselephanti Polinices porcana Polinices powisiana Polinices prolactea Polinices pseudoredempta Polinices redemptus Polinices repenningi Polinices sebae Polinices shumardianus Polinices simiae Polinices sookensis Polinices sordidus Polinices stanislasmeunieri Polinices subtenuis Polinices uber Polinices victorianus Polinices waipaensis Polinices washingtonensis Polinices weisbordi Polynices consimilis Polynices hornii Polynices jorgensis Polynices ortmanni Polynices santacrucensis

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Type: Polinices albus

Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), the Bahamas (3), Bermuda (1), Cape Verde (1), Cayman Islands (3), Chile (1), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (1), Djibouti (1), Ecuador (3), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (1), Haiti (3), India (1), Jamaica (2), Japan (5), Kenya (1), Mexico (10), Mozambique (1), Panama (1), Peru (4), the Philippines (1), Portugal (6), Saudi Arabia (1), the Seychelles (4), South Africa (3), Spain (3), Sudan (1), Taiwan (2), United States (12: California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, North Carolina), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (2), Yemen (3)

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

• Pliocene of Antarctica (1), Australia (1), Belgium (1), Chile (2), Colombia (4), Costa Rica (10), the Dominican Republic (13), Ecuador (14), Fiji (2), India (1), Indonesia (7), Jamaica (5), Japan (6), Mexico (5), New Zealand (3), Panama (12), Papua New Guinea (1), Peru (2), the Philippines (3), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (9: California, Florida), Venezuela (10)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (4)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Argentina (11), Australia (4), Austria (8), Brazil (1), Chile (3), Colombia (46), the Dominican Republic (60), Ecuador (4), Fiji (2), France (2), Germany (11), Greece (1), Grenada (8), Haiti (3), India (1), Indonesia (22), Italy (7), Japan (5), New Zealand (15), Panama (91), Peru (5), the Philippines (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (4), Slovakia (1), South Africa (1), Trinidad and Tobago (13), United States (45: California, Florida, New Jersey, Oregon), Venezuela (19)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (3), Bulgaria (1), France (33), Germany (1), Hungary (3), Japan (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (10), Panama (5), the Russian Federation (1), United States (14: California, Oregon, Washington)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Argentina (2), Haiti (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (19), Colombia (4), France (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), Japan (2), the Netherlands Antilles (2), New Zealand (7), Panama (5), Peru (3), the Russian Federation (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (136: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

• Paleocene of Argentina (3), Greenland (3), Mexico (4), New Zealand (6), United States (60: Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Canada (7: Alberta), United States (47: Alabama, California, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming)

Total: 997 collections including 1128 occurrences

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