Amauropsis martinezensis Dickerson 1914 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative combination: Amaurellina martinezensis

Full reference: R. E. Dickerson. 1914. Fauna of the Martinez Eocene of California. Bulletin of the Department of Geology, University of California 6:61-180

Belongs to Amauropsis according to L. Marincovich 1977

See also Compton 1944 and Nelson 1925

Sister taxa: Amauropsis anderrsoni, Amauropsis aureolutea, Amauropsis blakeleyensis, Amauropsis caloramans, Amauropsis fetteri, Amauropsis hantkeni, Amauropsis islandica, Amauropsis macra, Amauropsis meierensis, Amauropsis notoleptos, Amauropsis oviformis, Amauropsis papodensis, Amauropsis pseudoalveata, Amauropsis sanctaecrucis, Amauropsis smithiana, Amauropsis subhybrida, Amauropsis trinitatensis, Amauropsis tyrolensis, Natica (Amauropsis) japonica

Type specimen: Its type locality is UCMP 1540, Stewartville, which is in a Selandian marine sandstone in California

Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Mexico (2 collections), United States (11: California)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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