Semicassis Mörch 1852 (snail)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Cassidae

Alternative spellings: Cassidea (Semicassis), Cassis (Semicassis), Phalium (Semicassis)

Synonyms: Faurotis Jousseaume 1888, Phalium (Tylocassis) Woodring 1928, Semicassis (Tylocassis) Woodring 1928, Tylocassis Woodring 1928, Xenogalea Iredale 1927, Xenophalium Iredale 1927

Parent taxon: Phaliinae according to A. G. Beu 2005

See also Abbass 1967, Beu 2010, Dey 1961, Frassinetti and Covacevich 1999, Gardner 1947, Garvie 2013, Harzhauser 2002, Ladd 1977, MacNeil 1960, Marasti 1973, Mukerjee 1939, Palmer and Brann 1966, Sepkoski 2002, Squires and Advocate 1986, Todd 2001, Wienrich 2001 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxa: Echinophoria, Kahua, Phalium

Subtaxa: Cassidea (Semicassis) calantica Cassidea (Semicassis) mekranica Cassidea (Semicassis) ormarensis Phalium (Semicassis) louella Phalium (Semicassis) miolaevigata Phalium (Tylocassis) sulcosum Semicassis (Antephalium) Semicassis (Semicassis) Semicassis (Tylocassis) maleaformis Semicassis aldrichi Semicassis angasi Semicassis bisulcata Semicassis centiquadrata Semicassis deneseplicata Semicassis faurotis Semicassis granulata Semicassis harpaeformis Semicassis labiata Semicassis monilifera Semicassis oligocalantica Semicassis ovulum Semicassis pyrum Semicassis pyshtensis Semicassis reclusa Semicassis sculpta Semicassis senni

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Type: Cassis bisulcata

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (2 collections), Ecuador (2), Fiji (1), Italy (2), Japan (2), Mexico (1), Morocco (4), Panama (5), Portugal (1), Spain (2), Taiwan (1), United States (6: Florida, Louisiana), Vanuatu (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (3)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Chile (3), Costa Rica (5), the Dominican Republic (6), Ecuador (4), Fiji (2), India (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (5), Japan (3), Panama (5), Papua New Guinea (1), Spain (2), Venezuela (8)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (5)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Australia (3), Austria (1), Belgium (9), Chile (10), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (2), Denmark (1), the Dominican Republic (58), France (5), Germany (12), Greece (2), Grenada (1), India (6), Indonesia (1), Iran (1), Italy (12), Japan (1), the Netherlands (1), Pakistan (3), Panama (14), Poland (1), Romania (1), Sri Lanka (2), United States (5: Florida), Venezuela (5)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Japan (1), the Netherlands (1), Pakistan (2), United States (11: Mississippi, North Carolina, Washington)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (1), Egypt (1), France (2), Jamaica (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (3: California)

Total: 273 collections including 294 occurrences

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