Onustus Swainson 1840 (carrier shell)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Xenophoridae

Alternative spellings: Stellaria (Onustus), Xenophora (Onustus)

Synonyms: Trochotugurium Sacco 1896, Tugurium Fischer 1880, Tugurium (Trochotugurium) Sacco 1896, Xenophora (Trochotugurium) Sacco 1896, Xenophora (Tugurium) Fischer 1880

Parent taxon: Xenophoridae according to P. Bouchet 2015

See also Beu 1977, Darragh and Kendrick 2008, Global Biodiversity Information Facility 2015, Ladd 1972, Ladd 1977, MacNeil 1960, Okutaini 2000, Ponder 1983, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxa: Acanthoxenophora, Austrophora, Endoptygma, Stellaria, Xenophora

Subtaxa: Onustus borsoni Onustus indicus Stellaria (Onustus) exutus Tugurium nigeriense Tugurium subextensum Xenophora (Trochotugurium) gravesiana

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene of Fiji (1), India (1), Japan (2), Panama (4)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (8), Italy (1)

• Oligocene of Denmark (2), Pakistan (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1), Nigeria (5), United States (3: Florida)

• Paleocene of Austria (1)

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 33 collections each including a single occurrence

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