Aphera Adams and Adams 1854 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae

Alternative spelling: Cancellaria (Aphera)

Parent taxon: Cancellariinae according to B. Landau et al. 2012

See also Gardner 1947, Jung and Petit 1990, Landau et al. 2012, Maury 1917, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001 and Woodring 1970

Sister taxa: Anapepta, Axelella, Bivetiella, Bivetopsia, Cancellaria, Cancelrana, Coptostoma, Euclia, Fusiaphera, Gergovia, Inglisella, Maorivetia, Marianarona, Mariasveltia, Massyla, Narona, Oamaruia, Pepta, Pezantia, Pisanella, Plesiocerithium, Pristimerica, Pyruclia, Sveltella, Sydaphera, Tatara, Unitas, Ventrilia, Vercomaris

Subtaxa: Aphera aphrodite Aphera islacolonis Aphera lindae Aphera peruana Aphera tessellata Aphera trophis Aphera waltonensis Aphera wigginsi

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Type: Cancellaria tessellata

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2 collections), the Dominican Republic (8), Panama (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (8)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (44), France (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (7), Peru (2), United States (4: Florida), Venezuela (1)

Total: 86 collections each including a single occurrence

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