Cassis Scopoli 1777 (snail)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Cassidae

Alternative spelling: Cassinea

Synonyms: Cassidea Bruguière 1792, Goniogalea Morch 1857, Nannocassis Iredale 1927

Parent taxon: Cassinae according to A. G. Beu 2010

See also Abbass 1967, Beu 2005, Harzhauser 2004, Ladd 1977, Mukerjee 1939, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxa: Cypraecassis, Galeodea, Microsconsia, Sconsia

Subtaxa: Cassidea birmanica Cassis (Cassis) Cassis (Hypocassis) Cassis (Morionella) Cassis (Sassia) Cassis altispira Cassis birmanica Cassis carinata Cassis cornuta Cassis costulifera Cassis delta Cassis depressior Cassis fimbriata Cassis flammea Cassis flintensis Cassis floridensis Cassis glaucoides Cassis herklotsi Cassis ketteri Cassis maccormacki Cassis madagascariensis Cassis mamillaris Cassis mammillaris Cassis norai Cassis nummulitiphila Cassis retusa Cassis subtuberosa Cassis sulcifera Cassis togata Cassis tuberosa Cassis vialensis

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Type: Buccinum cornutum

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), the Dominican Republic (1), Japan (1), Kenya (1), Morocco (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Costa Rica (5), the Dominican Republic (19), Ecuador (2), Jamaica (5), Mexico (1), Panama (3), United States (4: Florida), Venezuela (4)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (12)

• Miocene of Australia (5), Austria (1), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (47), Ecuador (1), Fiji (1), France (2), Greece (2), Hungary (1), India (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), Northern Mariana Islands (2), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), Somalia (1), South Africa (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (2: Florida, Maryland), Venezuela (4)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1)

• Oligocene of France (1), Jamaica (1), Pakistan (1), Somalia (3), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (11: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Croatia (1), Egypt (3), France (5), Haiti (2), Indonesia (4), Italy (2), Peru (1), Somalia (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (2: North Carolina)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1)

Total: 187 collections including 200 occurrences

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