Cantharus Röding 1798 (true whelk)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Alternative spelling: Tritonidea (Cantharus)

Parent taxon: Buccinidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Beu et al. 1990, Ladd 1977, MacNeil 1960, Marks 1951, Mukerjee 1939, Oostingh 1935, Sepkoski 2002, Sohl 1964, Vredenburg 1923 and Wilson 1994

Sister taxa: Accidenticulabrum, Aeneator, Agasoma, Aliofusus, Amarophos, Ancistrolepis, Antillophos, Aplus, Austrocominella, Austrofusus, Babylonia, Bailya, Beringiinae, Bolis, Brachysphingus, Buccininae, Buccinopsis, Buccinulum, Buccinum, Burnupena, Caducifer, Calicantharus, 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: Cantharus (Cantharus) Cantharus (Endopachychilus) Cantharus (Eocantharus) Cantharus (Pollia) Cantharus (Zeapollia) Cantharus brongniartianus Cantharus bucklandi Cantharus erythrostoma Cantharus luliana Cantharus martiniana Cantharus tranquebaricus Cantharus varicosus Cantharus variegatus Tritonidea (Cantharus) speciosa

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (3), the Bahamas (1), Cape Verde (1), Djibouti (1), Ecuador (2), Italy (1), Japan (2), Mexico (1), Papua New Guinea (2), Portugal (4), Saudi Arabia (2), the Seychelles (1), Spain (8), Taiwan (1), Thailand (1), United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (3), Ecuador (8), India (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (1)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Austria (1), the Dominican Republic (11), Ecuador (1), France (1), Hungary (1), India (3), Indonesia (3), Italy (4), Japan (1), Myanmar (3), New Zealand (1), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Pakistan (4), Panama (5), Poland (1), Romania (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of France (9), Myanmar (7), Pakistan (1), Romania (1)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (3), Colombia (1), France (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (3), Italy (2), Japan (2), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (13), United States (7: Alabama, California, Mississippi, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), Greenland (3), Poland (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (9: Alabama, Maryland, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Canada (1: Alberta), United States (16: California, Mississippi, Texas)

Total: 187 collections including 219 occurrences

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