Ranularia Schumacher 1817 (triton shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Ranellidae

Alternative spellings: Cymatium (Ranularia), Eutritonium (Ranularia), Tritonium (Ranularia)

Synonyms: Retusum Jousseaume 1892, Tritonocauda Dall 1904

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

See also Beu 1988, Beu 2005, Ladd 1982, Landau and Marques da Silva 2010, Sepkoski 2002 and Todd 2001

Sister taxa: Ameranella, Crassicymatium, Fusitron, Gutturinium, Gyrineum, Halgyrineum, Priene, Reticutriton, Septa, Turritriton

Subtaxa: Ranularia cynocephalum Ranularia dunkeri Ranularia gallinago Ranularia gutturnia Ranularia pyrum Ranularia rehderi

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Jamaica (1 collection), Vanuatu (3), Venezuela (2), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (2)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1)

• Paleocene of United States (4: Texas)

Total: 14 collections including 17 occurrences

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