Phrontis Adams and Adams 1853 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Nassariidae

Alternative spelling: Nassarius (Phrontis)

Parent taxon: Nassariidae according to E. J. Petuch and C. E. Roberts 2007

See also Addicott 1970, Ladd 1977 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Amyclina, Bathynassa, Bullia, Bulliinae, Bulliopsis, Colwellia, Cyllene, Cylleninae, Dorsaninae, Engoniophos, Ilyanassa, Leptarius, Molopophorus, Nassaria, Nassariinae, Pallacera, Profundinassa, Pseudostrombus, Psilarius, Sudonassarius

Subtaxa: Nassarius (Phrontis) harrellensis Nassarius (Phrontis) ocoyanus Nassarius (Phrontis) posoensis Nassarius (Phrontis) smooti

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Marshall Islands (1 collection), Mexico (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (2)

Total: 5 collections including 6 occurrences

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