Polinices lacteus Guilding 1834 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative combinations: Natica lactea, Naticina lactea, Polinices (Mammilla) lactea, Polinices lactea

Belongs to Polinices according to N.E. Weisbord 1962

See also Callapez and Ferreira Soares 2000 and Hendy et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Polinices (Conuber), Polinices (Hypterita), Polinices (Polinella), Polinices (Polinices), Polinices albumen, Polinices albus, Polinices blaesus, Polinices candidissimus, Polinices cerovaensis, Polinices coensis, Polinices conicus, Polinices dubius, Polinices eminulus, Polinices flemingianus, Polinices gainesanus, Polinices hepaticus, Polinices incei, Polinices intemeratus, Polinices intermeratus, Polinices kummeli, Polinices lavelana, Polinices lobatus, Polinices mammata, Polinices mammilla, Polinices melanostomus, Polinices mercedensis, Polinices otis, Polinices panamaensis, Polinices peselephanti, Polinices porcana, Polinices powisiana, Polinices prolactea, Polinices pseudoredempta, Polinices redemptus, Polinices repenningi, Polinices sebae, Polinices shumardianus, Polinices simiae, Polinices sookensis, Polinices sordidus, Polinices stanislasmeunieri, Polinices subtenuis, Polinices uber, Polinices victorianus, Polinices waipaensis, Polinices washingtonensis, Polinices weisbordi, Polynices consimilis, Polynices hornii, Polynices jorgensis, Polynices ortmanni, Polynices santacrucensis, Naticella compressa, Naticella bronnii, Naticella arctecostata

Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (3 collections), Bermuda (1), Cape Verde (1), Cayman Islands (3), Cuba (1), Haiti (2), Jamaica (1), Portugal (1), Spain (3), United States (1: Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Venezuela (1)

Total: 20 collections each including a single occurrence

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