Cymatium Röding 1798 (triton shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Ranellidae

Alternative spellings: Triton (Cymatium), Tritonium (Cymatium)

Synonyms: Lotorium Montfort 1810, Lottorium Montfort 1810, Luterium Herrmannsen 1847, Nyctilochus Gistel 1848, Tritocurrus Lesson 1842

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

See also Beu 2005, Frassinetti and Covacevich 1995, Gardner 1947, Global Biodiversity Information Facility 2015, Ladd 1977, Ladd 1982, MacNeil 1960, Oostingh 1935, Sepkoski 2002, Squires 1983, Todd 2001 and Wilson 1993

Sister taxa: Argobuccinum, Biplex, Cantharulus, Cymatiinae, Haurokoa, Monoplex, Neptunellininae, Personinae, Ranellinae, Trachytriton

Subtaxa: Cymatium (Cymatium) Cymatium (Gelagna) Cymatium (Gutturnium) Cymatium (Lotoria) Cymatium cecilianum Cymatium femorale Cymatium praefemorale

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (3 collections), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (2), Japan (2), Morocco (5), Panama (2), South Africa (7), Spain (4), United States (2: Hawaii)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), Costa Rica (2), the Dominican Republic (8), Jamaica (3), Japan (2), the Philippines (1), United States (3: California, Oregon), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (7)

• Miocene of Algeria (5), the Dominican Republic (14), France (1), Grenada (1), India (1), Italy (4), New Zealand (2), the Philippines (1), South Africa (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of United States (3: Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene of France (1), Japan (2), United States (1: California)

Total: 102 collections including 121 occurrences

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