Melongena lainei Basterot 1825 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Alternative combinations: Galeodea lainei, Melongena (Myristica) lainei, Melongena (Pyrula) lainei, Pyrula lainei

Belongs to Melongena according to M. Harzhauser 2007

See also Harzhauser 2004, Harzhauser and Mandic 2001 and Vredenburg 1925

Sister taxa: Melongena (Myristica), Melongena (Pyrula), Melongena (Rexmela), Melongena acanthina, Melongena bispinosa, Melongena candelariana, Melongena charanalensis, Melongena consors, Melongena corona, Melongena galeodes, Melongena gigas, Melongena incornuta, Melongena laxecarinatus, Melongena melongena, Melongena orthacantha, Melongena patula, Melongena praemelongena, Melongena propatulus, Melongena pseudobucephala, Melongena venezuelana, Melongena woodwardi, Galeodes cornutus

Subtaxa: Melongena lainei semseyiana

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (1 collection), Greece (1), India (1), Iran (1), Pakistan (4)

• Oligocene of Austria (1), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Iran (1), Oman (1)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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