Melongena patula Broderip and Sowerby 1829 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Alternative combination: Pyrula patula

Belongs to Melongena according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Keen 1971 and Woodring 1964

Sister taxa: Melongena (Myristica), Melongena (Pyrula), Melongena (Rexmela), Melongena acanthina, Melongena bispinosa, Melongena californica, Melongena candelariana, Melongena charanalensis, Melongena consors, Melongena corona, Melongena galeodes, Melongena gigas, Melongena incornuta, Melongena lainei, Melongena laxecarinatus, Melongena melongena, Melongena orthacantha, Melongena praemelongena, Melongena propatulus, Melongena pseudobucephala, Melongena venezuelana, Melongena woodwardi, Galeodes cornutus

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (2 collections), Peru (1)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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