Metula Adams and Adams 1853 (true whelk)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Synonym: Antemetula Rehder 1943

Parent taxon: Buccinidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Ladd 1977, Ladd 1982, Olsson 1931, Olsson 1967, Sepkoski 2002, Wilson 1994 and Woodring 1964

Sister taxa: Accidenticulabrum, Aeneator, Agasoma, Aliofusus, Amarophos, Ancistrolepis, Antillophos, Aplus, Austrocominella, Austrofusus, Babylonia, Bailya, Beringiinae, Bolis, Brachysphingus, Buccininae, Buccinopsis, Buccinulum, Buccinum, Burnupena, Caducifer, Calicantharus, Cantharus, Chrysodomus, Clinopegma, Colinae, Colubraria, Colus, Cominella, Cymatophos, Cyrtochetus, Dipsaccus, Donovaniinae, Editharus, Egotistica, Engina, Enzinopsis, Eobuccinella, Euthrenopsis, Euthria, Gemophos, Hanetia, Hindsia, Iredalula, Janiopsis, Kaiparanura, Kelletia, Khetella, Lacinia, Laevibuccinum, Latrunculus, Loochooia, Metaphos, Molopophorus, Monoptygma, Monostiolum, Nassa, Nassicola, Nawenia, Neosconsia, Nicema, Northia, Odontobasis, Pangoa, Paracominia, Pareuthria, Parvisipho, Pegocomptus, Penion, Perunassa, Phos, Pisania, Pisaniinae, Pomahakia, Proneptunea, Prosipho, Pseudofulgur, Pseudolivinae, Pseudoneptunea, Ptychosalpinx, Savatieria, Scalaspira, Searlesia, Siphonalia, Siphonalinae, Siphonofusus, Stantonella, Suessionia, Suessonia, Terebrifusus, Trominina, Truncaria, Varicosipho, Volutopsiinae, Wrigleya, Zelandiella

Subtaxa: Metula (Metula) Metula amosi Metula cancellata Metula gabbi Metula harrisi Metula hindsii Metula limonensis Metula martini Metula peruviana Metula roberti

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Type: Metula hindsii

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (2 collections), Fiji (1), Panama (2), Vanuatu (2)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (6), the Dominican Republic (4), Ecuador (2), Fiji (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (3), Panama (8), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), the Dominican Republic (6), Grenada (3), Italy (2), Pakistan (1), Panama (31), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (1: Delaware)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1)

• Oligocene of United States (6: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Peru (1), Spain (1), United States (15: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas), Venezuela (1)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), United States (3: Texas)

Total: 110 collections including 119 occurrences

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