Margarites Gray 1847 (top snail)

Gastropoda - Trochoidea - Trochidae

Synonym: Eumargarita Fischer 1885

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

See also Rosenberg 2005, Sepkoski 2002, Smith 1927, Squires and Goedert 1991, Wenz 1938, Woodring 1957 and Zinsmeister 1983

Sister taxa: Afrollonia, Atira, Bowdenagaza, Eosolariella, Gaza, Igonoia, Kaiparathina, Semisolarium, Solarioconulus

Subtaxa: Margarites (Margarites) Margarites (Pupillaria) Margarites semiornata Margarites sericeus Margarites striatus Margarites vahlii

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (6: British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Ontario collections), Greenland (2), Iceland (1), Mexico (1), Morocco (10), United States (24: California, Maine, Oregon)

• Pliocene of United States (4: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Japan (1), Panama (1), the Russian Federation (1), United States (7: Alaska, California)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of United States (4: Alaska, Georgia, Washington)

• Eocene of Belgium (1), the Russian Federation (4), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Washington)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), Mexico (1), the Russian Federation (1)

• Cretaceous of France (1), Germany (1), Japan (2), Poland (3), South Africa (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (11: California)

• Jurassic of Turkey (1), Yemen (1)

• Triassic of Hungary (1)

Total: 102 collections including 115 occurrences

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