Melanopsis FĂ©russac 1807 (snail)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Melanopsidae

Parent taxon: Melanopsidae according to P. Bouchet et al. 2005

See also Harzhauser 2002, Harzhauser 2004, Harzhauser and Mandic 2001, Kiessling 2003, Lozouet et al. 2001 and Pacaud and Le Renard 1995

Sister taxa: Amphimelania, Boggsia, Fagotia, Megalonoda, Microcolpia, Morgania, Pseudobellardia, Stomatopsis, Stylospirula

Subtaxa: Melanopsis (Lyrcaea) Melanopsis callosa Melanopsis clavigera Melanopsis cuisiensis Melanopsis dufourii Melanopsis fusulatina Melanopsis impressa Melanopsis narzolina Melanopsis praerosa

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Type: Murex praerosa

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Croatia (1), Spain (7)

• Miocene of Austria (8), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2), Croatia (2), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Germany (7), Greece (1), Italy (8), Lebanon (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), Spain (2), Turkey (2)

• Oligocene of Austria (2), Germany (3), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Switzerland (1), Turkey (3)

• Eocene of France (2), Italy (1), Spain (28), the United Kingdom (31)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Belgium (1), France (2), Poland (3), the United Kingdom (2), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of France (1), New Zealand (2), Spain (1)

Total: 134 collections including 167 occurrences

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