Piestochilus Meek 1864 (true whelk)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Alternative spelling: Cryptorhytis (Piestochilus)

Parent taxon: Fasciolariinae according to M. A. Snyder 2003

See also Gliozzi and Malatesta 1983, Sepkoski 2002 and Sohl 1964

Sister taxa: Africolaria, Aurantilaria, Bellifusus, Boltenella, Cinctura, Clavellofusus, Conradconfusus, Cryptorhytis, Drilluta, Euthriofusus, Fascinus, Fasciolaria, Filifusus, Granolaria, Graphidula, Hercorhyncus, Kilburnia, Latirulus, Liochlamys, Lirofusus, Mariafusus, Micasarcina, Microcolus, Myelcoma, Odontofusus, Ornopsis, Palaeorhaphis, Paleopsephaea, Perse, Plectocion, Pleuroploca, Pliculofusus, Skyles, Terebraspira, Trichifusus, Triplofusus, Viridifusus, Woodsella

Subtaxa: Piestochilus curviliratus Piestochilus levis

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous of United States (18: Alabama, California, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas)

Total: 19 collections including 21 occurrences

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