Tectonatica Sacco 1890 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative spelling: Natica (Tectonatica)

Parent taxon: Naticinae according to G. Pastorino 2005

See also Gardner 1947, Ladd 1982, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Ward and Blackwelder 1987, Wienrich 2001 and Woodring 1928

Sister taxa: Aloconatica, Carinacca, Cryptonatica, Friginatica, Natica, Naticarius, Notocochlis, Paratectonatica, Proxiuber, Stigmaulax, Tanea, Tasmatica

Subtaxa: Tectonatica albertii Tectonatica consimilis Tectonatica dertomamilla Tectonatica impervia Tectonatica pasinii Tectonatica pusilla Tectonatica rupeliana Tectonatica tectula

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Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (6 collections), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Italy (2), Japan (1), Panama (1), Spain (1), United States (19: Florida, Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (4), Italy (5), Jamaica (3), Japan (1), Panama (2), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (5), United States (9: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (7)

• Miocene of Belgium (3), the Dominican Republic (31), Germany (21), Greece (1), Italy (1), Japan (3), the Netherlands (1), Panama (11), United States (29: Florida)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Romania (1)

• Eocene of Italy (1), Panama (1)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Denmark (5)

Total: 182 collections including 199 occurrences

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