Family Melongenidae Gill 1867 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Alternative spelling: Melonginidae

Parent taxon: Buccinoidea according to P. Bouchet et al. 2005

See also Beesley 1998, Beu et al. 1990, Gliozzi and Malatesta 1983, Harzhauser 2004, Harzhauser 2007, Harzhauser and Mandic 2001, Jeffery 2003, Sohl 1964, Todd 2001, Ward 1992 and Ward and Blackwelder 1987

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Busyconinae Cornulina Deussenia Echinofulgurinae Fascioplex Fyfea Levifusus Lomirosa Melongeninae Nipponitys Palaeatractus Protobusycon Pseudomazzalina Pugilina Pyrifusus Rhombopsis Saginafusus Torquifer Tropochasca Volema

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Colombia (1 collection), Djibouti (2), Ecuador (1), Eritrea (4), Jamaica (1), Japan (5), Mexico (2), Pakistan (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), Saudi Arabia (3), Sudan (1), Taiwan (2), Tanzania (1), Thailand (1), United States (95: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (4), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (4), Costa Rica (2), the Dominican Republic (2), Indonesia (8), Mexico (2), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (1), the Philippines (3), Trinidad and Tobago (4), the United Kingdom (1), United States (29: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Indonesia (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (3), Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (2), Colombia (61), Cuba (1), the Czech Republic (1), the Dominican Republic (34), Ecuador (5), France (3), Germany (1), Greece (3), India (6), Indonesia (8), Iran (2), Italy (1), Japan (6), the Marshall Islands (1), Myanmar (1), Pakistan (12), Panama (27), Peru (6), the Philippines (1), Poland (1), Turkey (2), United States (40: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (8)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (2), United States (3: Florida)

• Oligocene of Austria (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), France (2), Greece (3), Hungary (1), Iran (1), Myanmar (4), Oman (1), Peru (1), Romania (1), United States (14: Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene of Angola (2), Belgium (2), Bulgaria (7), Colombia (4), Egypt (3), France (9), India (1), Italy (2), Japan (2), Mexico (3), Namibia (1), New Zealand (2), Nigeria (3), Pakistan (1), Peru (5), Romania (7), Saudi Arabia (1), Somalia (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (18), United States (133: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas), Venezuela (3)

• Paleocene to Eocene of United States (1: Louisiana)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (12), Argentina (2), Australia (3), Austria (1), Belgium (1), Denmark (4), Egypt (3), France (1), Germany (1), Greenland (2), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (2), Pakistan (1), Poland (3), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (60: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Chile (1), Egypt (3), Japan (4), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (132: Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wyoming)

• Devonian of Germany (1)

Total: 920 collections including 1356 occurrences

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