Bellaspira Conrad 1868 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae

Parent taxon: Mangeliinae according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Gardner 1948, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001 and Woodring 1928

Sister taxa: Acmaturris, Agathotoma, Bactrocythara, Bela, Bellacythara, 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: Bellaspira margaritensis Bellaspira niaddrina Bellaspira pentagonalis Bellaspira virginiana

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Type: Mangelia virginiana

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (1 collection), Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Jamaica (1), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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