Tectarius Valenciennes 1832 (periwinkle)

Gastropoda - Littorinoidea - Littorinidae

Synonym: Echinellopsis Rovereto 1899

Parent taxon: Littorinidae according to M. Harzhauser 2007

See also Abbass 1967, Ladd 1966, Sepkoski 2002, Vaught et al. 1989 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxa: Cenchritis, Dissochilus, Echinininae, Echinolittorina, Eulimene, Gouetina, Lacuninae, Laevilitorina, Laevilitorininae, Littoraria, Littorina, Littorininae, Melarhaphe, Mirolacuna, Neritrema, Nodilittorina, Peasiella, Praelittorina, Procancellaria, Risella, Risellopsis, Rissellinae, Tectariinae, Hallstadtia, Heterospira

Subtaxa: Tectarius (Subditotectarius) Tectarius (Tectarius) Tectarius coronatus Tectarius elegans Tectarius ligniticus

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Type: Tectarius coronatus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Ecuador (1)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of the Marshall Islands (2), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene of Oman (1)

• Eocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (1)

• Cretaceous of New Zealand (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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