Cassis altispira Beu 2010 (snail)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Cassidae

Full reference: A. G. Beu. 2010. Neogene Tonnoidean Gastropods of Tropical and South America; contributions to the Dominican Republic and Panama Paleontology Projects and Uplift of the Central American Isthmus. Bulletins of American Paleontology (377-378)1-550

Belongs to Cassis according to A. G. Beu 2010

Sister taxa: Cassis (Cassis), Cassis (Hypocassis), Cassis (Morionella), Cassis (Sassia), Cassis birmanica, Cassis carinata, Cassis cornuta, Cassis costulifera, Cassis delta, Cassis depressior, Cassis fimbriata, Cassis flammea, Cassis flintensis, Cassis floridensis, Cassis glaucoides, Cassis herklotsi, Cassis ketteri, Cassis maccormacki, Cassis madagascariensis, Cassis mamillaris, Cassis mammillaris, Cassis norai, Cassis nummulitiphila, Cassis retusa, Cassis subtuberosa, Cassis sulcifera, Cassis togata, Cassis tuberosa, Cassis vialensis, Cassidea birmanica

Type specimen: NMB H 17972, a shell

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (3 collections), Ecuador (1), Jamaica (2), Panama (1), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (1), Panama (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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