Polystira Woodring 1928 (turrid)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Turridae

Alternative spellings: Pleuroliria (Polystira), Turris (Polystira)

Synonym: Oxytropa Glibert 1955

Full reference: W. P. Woodring. 1928. Miocene Molluscs from Bowden, Jamaica. Part 2: Gastropods and discussion of results. Contributions to the Geology and Palaeontology of the West Indies

Parent taxon: Turridae according to P. Bouchet et al. 2011

See also Addicott 1970, DuBar 1958, Landau and Marques da Silva 2010, Oinomikado 1939, Olsson 1964, Petuch 1988, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Woodring 1928 and Woodring 1970

Sister taxa: Adelocythara, Amekicythara, Amuletum, Andicula, Awateria, Beretra, Borsoniinae, Carinodrillia, Clavatula, Cochlespirella, Cochlespiropsis, Compsodrillia, Coronia, Crassispira, Cryptoconinae, Cryptogemma, Daphinellinae, Decollidrillia, Defrancia, Drilliinae, Drillinae, Eoclathurella, Eopleurotoma, Eosurcula, Epalxis, Epidirella, Epidirona, Eucheilodon, Fusimilis, Fusiturricula, Gemmula, Genotia, Glabrocythara, Glossispira, Hemisurcula, Hesperiturris, Infracoronia, Inquisitor, Iotyrris, Knefastia, Kuroshioturris, Lepicythara, Leucosyrinx, Lioglyphostoma, Lophiotoma, Lucerapex, Lutema, Lyrosurcula, Maesiella, Michela, Miraclathurella, Monilispira, Muteluma, Nasavusavuia, Optoturris, Pachycythara, Parasyngenochilus, Perrona, Pilsbryspira, Pleurofusia, Pleurotomoides, Procerapex, Protosurcula, Pseudoraphitoma, Ptychobela, Ptychosyrinx, Remnita, Scobinella, Sedilia, Sinistrella, Surculites, Surculoma, Tiariturris, Trachelochetus, Trypanotopsis, Turricula, Turridrupa, Turrinae, Turrinosyrinx, Turris, Unedogemmula, Vaughanites, Xenuroturris, Zonulispira

Subtaxa: Polystira albida Polystira antillarum Polystira barretti Polystira bayeri Polystira coltrorum Polystira communis Polystira ecuadoriana Polystira englishi Polystira florencae Polystira formosissima Polystira gruneri Polystira haitensis Polystira jelskii Polystira lindae Polystira macra Polystira opulenta Polystira oxytropis Polystira starretti Polystira sunderlandi Polystira tellea Polystira tenagos Polystira vibex Polystira virgo

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Type: Turris albida

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (3 collections), Panama (1), Saudi Arabia (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (5), Costa Rica (7), the Dominican Republic (9), Ecuador (7), Haiti (1), Jamaica (6), Mexico (1), Panama (19), Trinidad and Tobago (4), United States (2: California), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (9)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Brazil (5), Colombia (29), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (9), Ecuador (3), Grenada (9), Mexico (4), Panama (84), Peru (1), Trinidad and Tobago (3), United States (22: Delaware, Florida, Maryland), Venezuela (7)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Peru (1), United States (1: Florida), Venezuela (2)

• Eocene of Venezuela (1)

Total: 265 collections including 274 occurrences

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