Ameranella Beu 1988 (triton shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Ranellidae

Full reference: A. G. Beu. 1988. Taxonomy of gastropods of the families Ranellidae (=Cymatiidae) and Bursidae. Part 5. Early history of the families, with four new genera and recognition of the family Personidae. Saito Ho-on Kai Museum Special Publication 69-106

Parent taxon: Ranellinae according to A. G. Beu 2010

See also Beu 1988 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Crassicymatium, Fusitron, Gutturinium, Gyrineum, Halgyrineum, Priene, Ranularia, Reticutriton, Septa, Turritriton

Subtaxa: Ameranella kewi Ameranella terrysmithae Ameranella verruculosa

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Type: Nyctilochus kewi

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Chile (1 collection)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (2: Oregon)

• Eocene of United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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