Malea beui Landau and Marques da Silva 2010 (tun shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Tonnidae

Full reference: B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva. 2010. Early Pliocene gastropods of Cubagua, Venezuela: Taxonomy, palaeobiogeography and ecostratigraphy. Palaeontos 19:1-221

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

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

Type specimen: NHMW 2010/0038/0017, a shell. Its type locality is PPP# 219 - Sabanita [lower Gatun Fm], which is in a Tortonian coastal siltstone/sandstone in the Gatun Formation of Panama.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at Araya Formation, Cubagua Island

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