Subfamily Busyconinae Wade 1917 (whelk)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Parent taxon: Melongenidae according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Bouchet et al. 2005, Petuch 1997 and Ward 1992

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

Subtaxa: Busycon Busyconini Busycotypus Spinifulgur Turrifulgur

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (92: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (29: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of India (1), United States (40: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia)

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

• Oligocene of United States (3: Florida, North Carolina)

• Eocene of United States (3: Alabama, Mississippi)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Texas)

Total: 175 collections including 335 occurrences

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