Levifusus Conrad 1865 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Alternative spellings: Fusinus (Levifusus), Fusus (Levifusus)

Parent taxon: Melongenidae according to M. D. Perrilliat et al. 2006

See also Clark 1895, Gliozzi and Malatesta 1983, Nelson 1925, Palmer and Brann 1966, Sepkoski 2002 and Stilwell et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Busyconinae, Cornulina, Deussenia, Echinofulgurinae, Fascioplex, Fyfea, Lomirosa, Melongeninae, Nipponitys, Palaeatractus, Protobusycon, Pseudomazzalina, Pugilina, Pyrifusus, Saginafusus, Saturnus, Sycostoma, Torquifer, Tropochasca, Volema

Subtaxa: Fusinus (Levifusus) calabasasensis Fusinus (Levifusus) waringi Fusus (Levifusus) trabeatus Levifusus angelicus Levifusus maputi Levifusus mortoni Levifusus mortonii Levifusus mortonopsis Levifusus pagodiformis Levifusus woolfei

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (10: Mississippi, North Carolina collections)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (1), Colombia (1), Cuba (1), Mexico (1), Peru (1), United States (152: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: Louisiana)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (8), Australia (3), Belgium (1), Denmark (3), Greenland (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (60: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Texas)

Total: 249 collections including 349 occurrences

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