Monoplex cercadicus Maury 1917 (triton shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Ranellidae

Alternative combinations: Cymatium (Monoplex) cercadicum, Simpulum antillarum cercadicum

Full reference: C. J. Maury. 1917. Santo Domingo type sections and fossils. Bulletins of American Paleontology 5(30):1-43

Belongs to Monoplex according to A. G. Beu 2010

See also Landau and Marques da Silva 2010

Sister taxa: Monoplex amictus, Monoplex aquatilis, Monoplex chlorostomoides, Monoplex comptus, Monoplex exaratus, Monoplex gatunicus, Monoplex gurabonicus, Monoplex infelix, Monoplex jackwinorum, Monoplex krebsii, Monoplex lignarius, Monoplex longispira, Monoplex macrodon, Monoplex mundus, Monoplex nicobaricus, Monoplex panamensis, Monoplex parthenopeus, Monoplex pilearis, Monoplex ritteri, Monoplex tranquebaricus, Monoplex trigonus, Monoplex turtoni, Monoplex vespaceus, Monoplex vestitus, Monoplex wiegmanni, Monoplex williamsi, Tritonium (Lampusia) dubium, Lampusia affinis

Type specimen: Holotype (no number), a shell

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Venezuela (2 collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (8), Panama (1), Venezuela (4)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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