Palaeomelon Nielsen and Frassinetti 2007 (volute)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Volutidae

Full reference: S. N. Nielsen and D. Frassinetti. 2007. The Neogene Volutidae (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda) from the Pacific coast of Chile. Journal of Paleontology 81(1):82-102

Parent taxon: Zidoninae according to S. N. Nielsen and D. Frassinetti 2007

Sister taxa: Adelomelon, Alcithoe, Ericusa, Guivillea, Harpovoluta, Iredalina, Livonia, Mauira, Mauithoe, Melo, Metamelon, Miomelon, Notopeplum, Pachycymbiola, Pachymelon, Palomelon, Sigaluta, Spinomelon, Teremelon, Zidona, Zygomelon

Subtaxa: Palaeomelon angoli Palaeomelon domeykoana Palaeomelon taverai Palaeomelon triplicata Palaeomelon tucapeli

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Chile (2 collections)

• Oligocene of Argentina (2)

Total: 4 collections including 5 occurrences

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