Sigatica Meyer and Aldrich 1886 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative spelling: Sigaretus (Sigatica)

Synonyms: Gennaeosinum Iredale 1929, Glyptanatica Gardner 1947, Heliconatica Dall 1924, Nerinatica Olsson 1930, Sigatica (Glyptanatica) Gardner 1947

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

See also Aldrich 1911, Gardner 1947, Kabat 1991, Le Renard and Pacaud 1995, Majima 1989, Olsson 1928, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Sepkoski 2002, Wilson 1993 and Woodring 1928

Sister taxa: Amaurellina, Amauropsella, Amauropsina, Amauropsona, Amaurospina, Ampullospirinae, Austrocochlis, Banis, Chilocyclus, Cochlis, Eunatica, Euspirocrommium, Forator, Globisininae, Globulariinae, Gyrodinae, Lunatia, Magnatica, Maxwellinatica, Naticinae, Payradeautia, Polinicinae, Sininae, Taniella

Subtaxa: Sigatica (Glyptanatica) caractica Sigatica (Glyptanatica) euglypta Sigatica boettgeri Sigatica carolinensis Sigatica clarkeana Sigatica hantoniensis Sigatica harrisi Sigatica regia Sigatica semisulcata

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Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (1 collection), Panama (1), United States (2: Florida, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (11), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), United States (1: Mississippi)

• Eocene of Belgium (3), France (3), Germany (1), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (10), United States (13: Alabama, Mississippi)

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

Total: 56 collections including 65 occurrences

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