Melongena melongena Linnaeus 1758 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Alternative combination: Murex melongena

Synonyms: Melongena fasciata Schumacher 1817, Melongena margaritana Richards 1943

Belongs to Melongena according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Barrios 1960, Harzhauser 2007, Hendy et al. 2008, Petuch and Roberts 2007 and Richards 1943

Sister taxa: Melongena (Myristica), Melongena (Pyrula), Melongena (Rexmela), Melongena acanthina, Melongena bispinosa, Melongena candelariana, Melongena charanalensis, Melongena consors, Melongena corona, Melongena galeodes, Melongena gigas, Melongena incornuta, Melongena lainei, Melongena laxecarinatus, Melongena orthacantha, Melongena patula, Melongena praemelongena, Melongena propatulus, Melongena pseudobucephala, Melongena venezuelana, Melongena woodwardi, Galeodes cornutus

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Colombia (1 collection), Jamaica (1), Panama (1), United States (2: Florida), Venezuela (4)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1), Trinidad and Tobago (4)

• Miocene of Colombia (2), Panama (8), Peru (3), Venezuela (6)

• Oligocene of Colombia (1)

Total: 34 collections each including a single occurrence

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