Malea camura Guppy 1866 (tun shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Tonnidae

Belongs to Malea according to A. G. Beu 2010

See also Brown and Pilsbry 1911, Cooke 1919, Jung 1971, Maury 1917, Woodring 1928 and Woodring 1959

Sister taxa: Malea beui, Malea densecostata, Malea elliptica, Malea goliath, Malea mareana, Malea pomum, Malea quilonensis, Malea ringens, Malea springi, Quimalea pomum

Type specimen: BMNH 64076, a shell

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (8 collections), Jamaica (7)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (7)

• Miocene of Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (32), Grenada (2), Panama (16), Puerto Rico (1), Venezuela (3)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1)

Total: 78 collections each including a single occurrence

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