Austrofusus Kobelt 1879 (true whelk)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Alternative spelling: Siphonalia (Austrofusus)

Parent taxon: Buccinidae according to A. G. Beu et al. 1990

See also Clark 1938 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Accidenticulabrum, Aeneator, Agasoma, Aliofusus, Amarophos, Ancistrolepis, Antillophos, Aplus, Austrocominella, Babylonia, Bailya, Beringiinae, Bolis, Brachysphingus, Buccininae, Buccinopsis, Buccinulum, Buccinum, Burnupena, Caducifer, Calicantharus, Cantharus, Chrysodomus, Clinopegma, Colinae, Colubraria, Colus, Cominella, Cymatophos, Cyrtochetus, Dipsaccus, Donovaniinae, Editharus, Egotistica, Engina, Enzinopsis, Eobuccinella, Euthrenopsis, Euthria, Gemophos, Hanetia, Hindsia, Iredalula, Janiopsis, Kaiparanura, Kelletia, Khetella, Lacinia, Laevibuccinum, Latrunculus, Loochooia, Metaphos, Metula, Molopophorus, Monoptygma, Monostiolum, Nassa, Nassicola, Nawenia, Neosconsia, Nicema, Northia, Odontobasis, Pangoa, Paracominia, Pareuthria, Parvisipho, Pegocomptus, Penion, Perunassa, Phos, Pisania, Pisaniinae, Pomahakia, Proneptunea, Prosipho, Pseudofulgur, Pseudolivinae, Pseudoneptunea, Ptychosalpinx, Savatieria, Scalaspira, Searlesia, Siphonalia, Siphonalinae, Siphonofusus, Stantonella, Suessionia, Suessonia, Terebrifusus, Trominina, Truncaria, Varicosipho, Volutopsiinae, Wrigleya, Zelandiella

Subtaxa: Austrofusus (Austrofusus) Austrofusus (Ellicea) Austrofusus (Neocola) Austrofusus fontainei Austrofusus turbinelloides Siphonalia (Austrofusus) bicarinata

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Type: Fusus fontainei

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), New Zealand (2)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Chile (2), New Zealand (11)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (7), Peru (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), New Zealand (6), United States (4: California, Washington), Venezuela (1)

• Paleocene of Australia (3), New Zealand (1), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 44 collections including 48 occurrences

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