Melongena (Pyrula) Lamarck 1799 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Alternative spellings: Pirula, Pyrula

Parent taxon: Melongena according to Stchepinsky 1939

See also Martin 1904 and Vredenburg 1921

Sister taxa: Melongena (Myristica), 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 melongena, Melongena orthacantha, Melongena patula, Melongena praemelongena, Melongena propatulus, Melongena pseudobucephala, Melongena venezuelana, Melongena woodwardi, Galeodes cornutus

Subtaxa: Pirula (Protopirula) Pirula ficus Pirula menengtengana Pirula promensis Pyrula (Ficula) Pyrula cancellata Pyrula clathrata Pyrula cochlidium Pyrula dussumieri Pyrula elegans Pyrula ficoides Pyrula jamesi Pyrula laevigata Pyrula micronematica Pyrula microtricha Pyrula nexilis Pyrula penita Pyrula peruviana Pyrula pondicherriensis Pyrula reticulata Pyrula subcarinata

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Eritrea (3 collections), Pakistan (1), Sudan (1), Tanzania (1), United States (1: Massachusetts)

• Pliocene of Papua New Guinea (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), the Czech Republic (1), Greece (2), Indonesia (1), Myanmar (1), Pakistan (2), Peru (2)

• Oligocene of Myanmar (1)

• Eocene of Angola (2), Colombia (1), France (7), Italy (1), the United Kingdom (2)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Germany (1)

• Devonian of Germany (1)

Total: 38 collections including 42 occurrences

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