Fossarus Philippi 1841 (snail)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Planaxidae

Parent taxon: Fossarinae according to K. Bandel 2006

See also Bouchet et al. 2005, Gardner 1947, Martin 1904, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxa: Amplostoma, Couthouyia, Cymenorytis, Larinopsis, Medoriopsis, Micreschara, Postalia, Vouastia, Zeradina

Subtaxa: Fossarus (Isapsis) Fossarus ambiguus Fossarus dalli

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (6 collections), Ecuador (1), Italy (2), Morocco (1), Portugal (12)

• Pliocene of Jamaica (3), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2), United States (5: Florida, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Austria (6), France (2), Italy (1), Poland (2), United States (11: Florida, New Jersey, Virginia)

• Eocene of Colombia (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Cretaceous of France (1), Madagascar (4), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 65 collections including 75 occurrences

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