Cominella Gray 1850 (true whelk)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Parent taxon: Buccinidae according to F. S. MacNeil 1960

See also Beu et al. 1990, Sepkoski 2002 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, Cantharus, Chrysodomus, Clinopegma, Colinae, Colubraria, Colus, 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, 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: Cominella (Cominella) Cominella (Cominula) Cominella (Eucominia) Cominella (Josepha) Cominella (Procominula) Cominella annandalei Cominella clelandi Cominella crassina Cominella douvillei Cominella maculosa Cominella pertusa Cominella pumila Cominella staufti Cominella subfilicea

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), Japan (2), New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (6)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Japan (2)

• Miocene of New Zealand (8), Pakistan (1)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (3), Pakistan (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (5), Egypt (1), France (1), Nigeria (6), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1), Austria (1), Belgium (1), Greenland (3), Poland (3), United States (2: Louisiana, Texas)

Total: 56 collections including 61 occurrences

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