Cryptonatica Dall 1892 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative spelling: Natica (Cryptonatica)

Synonyms: Boreonatica Golikov and Kusakin 1974, Boreonatica (Sulconatica) Golikov and Kusakin 1974, Sulconatica Golikov and Kusakin 1974

Parent taxon: Naticinae according to R. Majima 1989

See also Kabat 1991, Marincovich 1988, Moore 1976, Sepkoski 2002 and Woodring 1928

Sister taxa: Aloconatica, Carinacca, Friginatica, Natica, Naticarius, Notocochlis, Paratectonatica, Proxiuber, Stigmaulax, Tanea, Tasmatica, Tectonatica

Subtaxa: Cryptonatica affinis Cryptonatica aleutica Cryptonatica andoi Cryptonatica janthostoma Cryptonatica noe Cryptonatica pittsburgensis

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Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (7: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec collections), Greenland (1), Iceland (8), Japan (3), United States (17: Alaska, California, Maine, Oregon, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (2: Washington)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), Japan (5), the United Kingdom (2), United States (15: California, Oregon)

• Miocene of Japan (7), United States (33: Alaska, Oregon, South Carolina)

• Oligocene of United States (15: Alaska, Oregon)

Total: 116 collections including 117 occurrences

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