Melongena Schumacher 1817 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Alternative spelling: Pyrula (Melongena)

Synonym: Galeodes Röding 1798 [replaced name]

Parent taxon: Melongeninae according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Bohm 1926, DuBar 1958, Gardner 1947, Harzhauser 2004, Harzhauser 2007, Harzhauser and Mandic 2001, Islamoglu and Taner 2002, Marks 1951, Mukerjee 1939, Olsson 1931, Olsson and Harbison 1953, Oostingh 1935, Rivera 1957, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Vredenburg 1925 and Woodring 1964

Sister taxa: Deussenia, Pentzia, Probuccinum, Serrifusus

Subtaxa: Galeodes cornutus Melongena (Myristica) Melongena (Rexmela) Melongena acanthina Melongena bispinosa Melongena californica Melongena candelariana Melongena charanalensis Melongena consors Melongena corona Melongena crassicornuta 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

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Type: Murex melongena

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Colombia (1 collection), Cuba (1), Djibouti (2), Ecuador (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (2), Panama (1), Peru (1), United States (21: Florida, Georgia, Louisiana), Venezuela (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (3: Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (4), Costa Rica (2), the Dominican Republic (2), Mexico (2), Pakistan (1), the Philippines (3), Trinidad and Tobago (4), United States (4: Florida), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Indonesia (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (2), Colombia (60), the Dominican Republic (33), Ecuador (4), France (3), Germany (1), Greece (3), India (1), Indonesia (1), Iran (2), Pakistan (5), Panama (25), Peru (5), the Philippines (1), Poland (1), Turkey (2), United States (7: California, Florida), Venezuela (8)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (2), United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene of Austria (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Greece (3), Hungary (1), Iran (1), Myanmar (2), Oman (1), Peru (1), Romania (1), United States (4: Florida, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Colombia (1), France (2), Italy (1), Namibia (1), Peru (2), Romania (7), Venezuela (1)

• Paleocene of Poland (2)

Total: 268 collections including 290 occurrences

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