Astyris lunata Say 1826 (snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Columbellidae

Alternative combinations: Anachis (Alia) lunata, Columbella (Astyris) lunata, Columbella lunata, Mitrella lunata, Nassa lunata

Belongs to Astyris according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Gardner 1948, Holmes 1860 and Spencer and Campbell 1987

Sister taxa: Astyris communis, Astyris lappanni, Columbella (Astyris) constantia, Columbella (Astyris) kirkensis, Columbella (Astyris) sulculata

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (34: Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Pliocene of United States (3: North Carolina), Venezuela (1)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

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