Scutellastra Adams and Adams 1854 (limpet)

Gastropoda - Patellogastropoda - Patellidae

Alternative spelling: Patella (Scutellastra)

Synonyms: Ancistromesus Dall 1871, Olana Adams and Adams 1854, Patella (Patellanax) Iredale 1924, Patellanax Iredale 1924, Patellidea Thiele 1834

Parent taxon: Patellidae according to B. M. Landau et al. 2016

See also Ladd 1966, Sepkoski 2002 and Vaught et al. 1989

Sister taxa: Patella, Patellinae

Subtaxa: Patella (Scutellastra) stellaeformis Scutellastra arayae Scutellastra barbara Scutellastra cochlear Scutellastra mexicana Scutellastra venezuelana

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Type: Patella barbara

Ecology: facultatively mobile epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Kenya (1 collection), Namibia (3), South Africa (7)

• Pliocene of South Africa (3)

• Paleocene of France (1)

Total: 15 collections including 18 occurrences

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