Tectus Monfort 1810 (top snail)

Gastropoda - Trochoidea - Trochidae

Alternative spelling: Trochus (Tectus)

Parent taxon: Trochinae according to M. Harzhauser et al. 2009

See also Dey 1961, Harzhauser 2004, Harzhauser 2007, Ladd 1966, Sepkoski 2002, Short and Potter 1987, van den Hoek Ostende et al. 2002, Vredenburg 1928 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxa: Alcyna, Calthalotia, Cantharidella, Cantharidini, Cantharidus, Clanculus, Discotectus, Eurytrochus, Fagnastesia, Infundibulum, Monodonta, Nanula, Notogibbula, Phasianotrochus, Plectotrochus, Pyramis, Thoristella, Tosatrochus, Trochini, Phorculus, Timisia, Austrocochlea, Chlorodiloma, Diloma, Osilinus

Subtaxa: Tectus (Rochia) Tectus (Tectus) Tectus cognatus Tectus fenestratus Tectus guerangeri Tectus insignis Tectus japonicus Tectus loryi Tectus lucasianus Tectus plicatoides Tectus pyramis Tectus tjilonganensis Tectus vulgatus

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Type: Trochus mauritianus

Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (8 collections), Eritrea (1), Japan (7), Kenya (4), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Saudi Arabia (3), the Seychelles (5), Tonga (1), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene of Fiji (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (1)

• Neogene of Christmas Island (1)

• Miocene of India (2), Indonesia (3), Italy (2), Japan (5), Pakistan (1), Sri Lanka (4)

• Oligocene of Bulgaria (1), Greece (2), Iran (4), Italy (2), Oman (1), Pakistan (1)

• Eocene of Croatia (1), France (2), Germany (1), Italy (2), Romania (3)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), France (1), India (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (2)

• Cretaceous of France (1), Germany (1), Iran (1), Jamaica (3), Mexico (2), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 87 collections including 105 occurrences

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