Malea ringens Swainson 1822 (tun shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Tonnidae

Alternative combinations: Cassis ringens, Dolium (Cadium) ringens, Dolium (Malea) ringens, Dolium ringens, Tonna (Malea) ringens

Synonyms: Dolium (Malea) dentatum Barnes 1824, Dolium dentatum Barnes 1824

Belongs to Malea according to A. G. Beu 2010

See also Anderson 1929, Barrios 1960, Hanna 1926 and Landau and Marques da Silva 2010

Sister taxa: Malea beui, Malea camura, Malea densecostata, Malea elliptica, Malea goliath, Malea mareana, Malea pomum, Malea quilonensis, Malea springi, Quimalea pomum

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (1 collection), Ecuador (1), Mexico (1), Panama (3)

• Pliocene of Colombia (5), Costa Rica (7), Ecuador (4), Panama (4), United States (9: California)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Colombia (5), Costa Rica (1), Panama (28), Peru (1)

Total: 71 collections each including a single occurrence

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