Bela Gray 1847 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae

Alternative spellings: Mangelia (Bela), Pleurotoma (Bela), Turris (Bela)

Parent taxon: Mangeliidae according to P. Bouchet et al. 2011

See also Baluk 2003, Bogdanov 1990, Nielson and Valdovinos 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Vera-Peláez et al. 2004 and Woodring 1970

Sister taxa: Acmaturris, Agathotoma, Bactrocythara, Bellacythara, Bellaspira, Benthomangelia, Brachycythara, Cythara, Cytharella, Dolostoma, Eucithara, Euryentmema, Glyphoturris, Granoturris, Guraleus, Heterocithara, Ithycythara, Kurtzia, Kurtziella, Mariadrillia, Neoguraleus, Platycythara, Pyrgocythara, Rubellatoma, Saccharoturris, Sorgenfreispira, Stellatoma, Tenaturris, Vitricythara, Pyrenoturris

Subtaxa: Bela ankae Bela paesleri Bela robusta Bela varovtsiana

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Chile (1 collection), Iceland (2), Spain (2), United States (1: Oregon)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), Italy (2), United States (3: California)

• Miocene of France (1), Germany (1), Italy (2), Romania (1), Slovakia (2), Ukraine (1), United States (4: Florida)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (5), United States (1: Texas)

• Paleocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 32 collections including 48 occurrences

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