Littorina (Melaraphe) Mühlfeld 1828 (periwinkle)

Gastropoda - Littorinoidea - Littorinidae

Alternative spelling: Melaraphe

Parent taxon: Littorina according to R. Marquet 1997

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Vera-Peláez et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Littorina aspera, Littorina coccinea, Littorina neritoides, Littorina obtusata, Littorina planaxis, Littorina saxatilis, Littorina scabra, Littorina scutulata, Littorina sheaferi, Littorina tuberculostriata, Littorina undulata, Littorina unifasciata

Subtaxa: Littorina (Melaraphe) gibbosa

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Belgium (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2)

• Oligocene of France (1)

• Eocene of France (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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