Marginella (Cryptospira) (margin shell)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Marginellidae

Alternative spelling: Cryptospira

Parent taxon: Marginella according to C. H. Oostingh 1935

See also Mukerjee 1939, Palmer and Brann 1966 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Marginella (Marginella), Marginella (Nudifaba), Marginella (Stazzania), Marginella ballista, Marginella brassoensis, Marginella bruchardi, Marginella bulbrooki, Marginella caerulescens, Marginella calvertensis, Marginella capensis, Marginella cordiformis, Marginella culleni, Marginella cypraeaeformis, Marginella dalli, Marginella dalliana, Marginella dariensis, Marginella denticulata, Marginella dentifera, Marginella eburnea, Marginella elevata, Marginella faba, Marginella glabella, Marginella guaica, Marginella guppyana, Marginella halensis, Marginella hematita, Marginella hispaniolana, Marginella latior, Marginella macdonaldi, Marginella majuscula, Marginella maoensis, Marginella martini, Marginella mindiensis, Marginella minuta, Marginella musacina, Marginella nipponica, Marginella ovata, Marginella ovulata, Marginella pemphix, Marginella pulchra, Marginella quinqueplicata, Marginella silabra, Marginella silicifluvia, Marginella simplicissima, Marginella singuensis, Marginella solitaria, Marginella sowerbyi

Subtaxa: Cryptospira (Euryentome) Marginella (Cryptospira) birmanica Marginella (Cryptospira) dactylus Marginella (Cryptospira) ventricosa

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (11 collections)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (10)

• Miocene of India (2), Indonesia (8)

• Eocene of France (1), Saudi Arabia (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1)

Total: 35 collections including 45 occurrences

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