Amauropsis Mörch 1857 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae

Alternative spellings: Ampullina (Amauropsis), Bulbus (Amauropsis), Natica (Amauropsis)

Parent taxon: Ampullospirinae according to G. Pastorino 2005

See also Durham 1944, Harzhauser 2004, Hendy 2020, Kase 1984, Mansfield 1925, Marincovich 1977, Packard 1922, Pan 1977, Sepkoski 2002, Squires and Demetrion 1992, Stilwell et al. 2004 and Zinsmeister 1983

Sister taxa: Crommium, Gyrodes, Lacunaria, Tejonia

Subtaxa: Amauropsis amoena Amauropsis anderrsoni Amauropsis aureolutea Amauropsis caloramans Amauropsis fetteri Amauropsis hantkeni Amauropsis islandica Amauropsis jacksonensis Amauropsis macra Amauropsis martinezensis Amauropsis meierensis Amauropsis notoleptos Amauropsis papodensis Amauropsis sanctaecrucis Amauropsis smithiana Amauropsis subhybrida Amauropsis trinitatensis Amauropsis tyrolensis Natica (Amauropsis) japonica

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Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore


• Pliocene of the United Kingdom (1 collection)

• Miocene of Brazil (5), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Antarctica (1)

• Oligocene of United States (5: Florida, Georgia)

• Eocene of Haiti (1), Mexico (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (3: California, Mississippi)

• Paleocene of Mexico (4), the Russian Federation (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (17: Alaska, California)

• Cretaceous of Chile (1), Germany (3), Japan (9), Madagascar (1), Mexico (2), United States (4: Georgia, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas)

• Triassic of Hungary (4), Italy (8)

Total: 75 collections each including a single occurrence

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