Lunatia hemicrypta Gabb 1860 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative combinations: Natica hemicrypta, Polinices hemicrypta, Polynices (Lunatia) hemicrypta

Belongs to Lunatia according to L. W. Ward 1998

See also Martin 1904, Richards 1943 and Richards and Harbison 1942

Sister taxa: Lunatia chulucana, Lunatia cowlitzensis, Lunatia lewisii, Polinices (Lunatia) utoensis

Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (6: Delaware, New Jersey collections)

• Oligocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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