Penion Fischer 1884 (true whelk)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Synonym: Austrosipho Cossmann 1906

Parent taxon: Buccinidae according to W. J. Zinsmeister 1983

See also Beu et al. 1990, Hendy 2007, Palmer and Brann 1966, Powell 1929, Sepkoski 2002 and Wilson 1994

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, Metula, Monoptygma, Monostiolum, Nassa, Nassicola, Nawenia, Neosconsia, Nicema, Northia, Odontobasis, Pangoa, Paracominia, Pareuthria, Parvisipho, Pegocomptus, 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: Austrosipho lamellifera Austrosipho subreflexa Penion bellus Penion darwinianus Penion delabechii Penion marwicki Penion titan

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Type: Kelletia dilatata

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (2 collections)

• Pliocene of Chile (8), New Zealand (4)

• Miocene of Argentina (7), Australia (3), Chile (2), New Zealand (12)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (5), United States (30: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina)

• Paleocene of France (1), Greenland (3)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (1)

Total: 79 collections including 90 occurrences

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