Monoplex pilearis Linnaeus 1758 (triton shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Ranellidae

Alternative combinations: Cymatium (Lampusia) pileare, Cymatium (Septa) pileare, Cymatium pileare, Lampusia pileare, Murex pileare, Simpulum pileare, Triton pileare, Tritonium pileare

Belongs to Monoplex according to A. G. Beu 2010

See also Maury 1917, Woodring 1928 and Woodring 1959

Sister taxa: Monoplex amictus, Monoplex aquatilis, Monoplex cercadicus, 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 ritteri, Monoplex tranquebaricus, Monoplex trigonus, Monoplex turtoni, Monoplex vespaceus, Monoplex vestitus, Monoplex wiegmanni, Monoplex williamsi, Tritonium (Lampusia) dubium, Lampusia affinis

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), the Bahamas (1), Cayman Islands (1), Colombia (1), Djibouti (1), the Dominican Republic (1), India (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Mozambique (1), United States (4: Hawaii), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (2)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (1), Japan (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (3), Indonesia (1)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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