Sassia Bellardi 1872 (triton shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Ranellidae

Alternative spellings: Charonia (Sassia), Triton (Sassia)

Synonyms: Austrosassia Finlay 1931, Austrotriton Cossmann 1903, Charoniella Powell and Bartrum 1929, Cymatoma Iredale 1929, Negyrina Iredale 1929, Phanozesta Iredale 1936, Proxicharonia Powell 1938, Sassia (Austrosassia) Finlay 1931, Sassia (Austrotriton) Cossmann 1903

Parent taxon: Cymatiinae according to M. G. Harasewych and A. G. Beu 2007

See also Beu 1976, Beu 2005, Beu 2010, Beu et al. 1990, Dockery 1993, Harzhauser 2002, Harzhauser 2004, Nielson and Valdovinos 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Squires 1987, Turner 1938, Vredenburg 1925 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxa: Antarctiranella, Cabestana, Charonia, Cymatiella, Linatella

Subtaxa: Austrosassia abbotti Austrosassia annectans Austrosassia crassicostatus Austrosassia tortirostris Austrotriton cyphus Austrotriton gibbus Austrotriton protensus Austrotriton textilis Austrotriton tumulosus Austrotriton woodsii Charonia (Sassia) angusta Charonia (Sassia) danica Sassia (Byramia) Sassia (Personella) Sassia (Sassia) Sassia apenninica Sassia armata Sassia carlea Sassia carmenensis Sassia indica Sassia kampyla Sassia leucostomoides Sassia lewisi Sassia melpangi Sassia morgani Sassia nucleoides Sassia parvula Sassia philomelae Sassia radialis Sassia tatei Sassia warreni

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Type: Triton apenninicum

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Chile (1 collection), Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Chile (13), the Dominican Republic (2), Greece (2), Italy (1), Spain (4)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (2), Chile (1), France (2), Germany (18), Greece (1), Grenada (1), Italy (5), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Poland (1), Romania (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Denmark (4), France (1), Germany (1), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), United States (24: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (1), Colombia (1), France (5), Germany (1), Mexico (2), New Zealand (2), Peru (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (46: Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of Australia (1), Austria (1), Belgium (1), Bulgaria (2), Denmark (7), France (2), Greenland (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (3)

• Cretaceous of Poland (3), United States (4: Mississippi)

Total: 190 collections including 239 occurrences

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