Priscoficus Conrad 1866 (fig shell)

Gastropoda - Ficoidea - Ficidae

Synonym: Proficus Finlay and Marwick 1937

Parent taxon: Ficidae according to Beu and Maxwell 1990

See also Beu et al. 1990, Sepkoski 2002 and Zinsmeister 1983

Sister taxa: Austroficopsis, Bulbificopsis, Ficopsis, Ficus, Fusoficula, Gonysycon, Perissolax, Pseudogaleodea, Sycodes, Thalassocyon, Urosyca

Subtaxa: Priscoficus caudatus Priscoficus smithii Proficus obtusus

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mexico (4 collections), New Zealand (3), the United Kingdom (9), United States (7: Alabama, Mississippi, Texas)

• Paleocene of Colombia (1), Mexico (5), New Zealand (2), United States (33: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of United States (6: California)

Total: 70 collections including 73 occurrences

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