Amaea Adams and Adams 1853 (wentletrap)

Gastropoda - Epitonioidea - Epitoniidae

Parent taxon: Epitoniidae according to G. Rosenberg et al. 2006

See also Abbass 1967, Allison 1955, Dushane 1988, MacNeil 1960, Sepkoski 2002, Squires and Saul 2003, Todd 2001 and Wienrich 2001

Sister taxa: Aciculiscala, Acirsa, Acirsinae, Acrilla, Alora, Belliscala, Cerithiscala, Cirsotrema, Clathroscala, Clathrus, Claviscala, Confusiscala, Crossotrema, Dannevigena, Eglisia, Epitomium, Epitoniinae, Epitonium, Filiscala, Gregorioiscala, Gryoscala, Littoriniscala, Mazescala, Murdochella, Narvaliscala, Notacirsa, Nystiellinae, Opalia, Opaliinae, Papuliscala, Pliciscala, Problitora, Scalaria, Scalina, Sthenorytis, Turriscala, Variciscala, Funis, Australolaxispira

Subtaxa: Amaea (Acrilloscala) Amaea (Amaea) Amaea (Discoscala) Amaea (Undiscala) Amaea cancellata Amaea cerva Amaea pentzia Amaea trifolia

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Italy (2 collections), Japan (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (2), Japan (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Italy (1), Japan (1)

• Oligocene of United States (6: Washington)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Washington)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Egypt (1), France (3), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (10: Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of United States (3: California, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (1), Israel (12), United States (5: California)

Total: 59 collections including 62 occurrences

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