Euspira heros Say 1822 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative combinations: Lunatia heros, Lunatia herosa, Natica heros, Polinices (Lunatia) heros, Polinices heros, Polynices (Lunatia) heros

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

See also Martin 1904, Richards and Harbison 1942, Spencer and Campbell 1987, Ward 1993 and Ward 1998

Sister taxa: Euspira antarctidia, Euspira catena, Euspira catenoides, Euspira compressa, Euspira constricta, Euspira ella, Euspira falklandica, Euspira gianoi, Euspira glaucinoides, Euspira grossularia, Euspira guamblinensis, Euspira halli, Euspira helicina, Euspira internus, Euspira jacksonensis, Euspira latecallosa, Euspira marylandica, Euspira meisensis, Euspira molarensis, Euspira morisi, Euspira muriciformis, Euspira notabilis, Euspira pallida, Euspira patagonica, Euspira perforata, Euspira piccolii, Euspira propeinternus, Euspira pulchella, Euspira punjabensis, Euspira rectilabrum, Euspira roei, Euspira saginata, Euspira sergipensis, Euspira soriensis, Euspira strebeli, Euspira submamillaris, Euspira subobturata, Euspira triseriata, Euspira umbilicocarinata, Euspira umbilicolunata, Euspira vicanus, Euspira waltonensis, Polinices (Euspira) clementensis, Polinices (Euspira) gesteri, Polinices (Euspira) hornii, Polinices (Euspira) hotsoni, Polinices (Euspira) nuciformis, Polinices (Euspira) vientoensis

Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador collection), United States (15: New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene of United States (16: North Carolina, Virginia)

• Miocene of Mexico (1), United States (27: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia)

Total: 60 collections each including a single occurrence

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