Mitra (Pleioptygma) Conrad 1862 (mitre shell)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Mitridae

Alternative spelling: Pleioptygma

Parent taxon: Mitra according to W. P. Woodring 1964

See also DuBar 1958, Olsson and Harbison 1953 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Mitra (Atrimitra), Mitra (Chrysame), Mitra (Eumitra), Mitra (Nebularia), Mitra (Strigatella), Mitra (Tiara), Mitra acuminata, Mitra almagrensis, Mitra apposita, Mitra berlineri, Mitra bucciniformis, Mitra cancellina, Mitra carinata, Mitra chinensis, Mitra citharella, Mitra comicula, Mitra crebricosta, Mitra cretacea, Mitra dufesnei, Mitra elongata, Mitra fusellina, Mitra granatinaeformis, Mitra graniformis, Mitra henekeni, Mitra inquinata, Mitra jenkinsi, Mitra lenhilli, Mitra limata, Mitra litterata, Mitra lugubris, Mitra marginata, Mitra mariana, Mitra marylandica, Mitra mixta, Mitra mutica, Mitra nodulosa, Mitra plicatella, Mitra plicifera, Mitra poas, Mitra quemadica, Mitra quilonensis, Mitra raricosta, Mitra rosacea, Mitra rudis, Mitra saltata, Mitra simplicissima, Mitra singuensis, Mitra stefaninii, Mitra syra, Mitra terebellum, Mitra titan, Mitra variabilis, Mitra vincentiana, Mitra yasila

Subtaxa: Mitra (Pleioptygma) carolinensis Mitra (Pleioptygma) heilprini Mitra (Pleioptygma) limonensis Mitra (Pleioptygma) zaca

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Type: Voluta carolinensis

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (3: Florida collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (3: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Panama (4), United States (6: Florida)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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