Euspira Agassiz 1837 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Naticoidea - Naticidae

Alternative spelling: Polinices (Euspira)

Synonyms: Bensonia Gray 1847, Labellinacca Cossmann 1918, Pseudopolinices Golikov 1833, Scarlatia Schileyko 1977

Parent taxon: Polinicinae according to T. Huelsken et al. 2008

See also Abbass 1967, Dockery 1993, Frassinetti and Covacevich 1995, Gardner 1947, Garvie 2013, Gliozzi and Malatesta 1983, Harzhauser 2002, Harzhauser and Mandic 2001, Iqbal 1973, Kabat 1991, Kase 1984, MacNeil 1960, Majima 1989, Nielson and Valdovinos 2008, Pastorino 2005, Popenoe 1937, Sepkoski 2002, Skwarko 1967, Sohl 1964, Stilwell et al. 2004 and Wienrich 2001

Sister taxa: Bulbus, Calinaticina, Cepatia, Choristes, Conuber, Falsilunatia, Kerguelenatica, Mammilla, Neverita, Payraudeautia, Pliconacca, Polinices, Poliniciella, Sigaticus, Uberella

Subtaxa: Euspira antarctidia Euspira catena Euspira catenoides Euspira compressa Euspira constricta Euspira ella Euspira falklandica Euspira gianoi Euspira glaucinoides Euspira grossularia Euspira guamblinensis Euspira halli Euspira helicina Euspira heros Euspira internus Euspira jacksonensis Euspira latecallosa Euspira marylandica Euspira meisensis Euspira molarensis Euspira morisi Euspira muriciformis Euspira notabilis Euspira pallida Euspira patagonica Euspira perforata Euspira piccolii Euspira propeinternus Euspira pulchella Euspira punjabensis Euspira rectilabrum Euspira roei Euspira saginata Euspira sergipensis Euspira soriensis Euspira strebeli Euspira submamillaris Euspira subobturata Euspira triseriata Euspira umbilicocarinata Euspira umbilicolunata Euspira vicanus Euspira waltonensis Polinices (Euspira) clementensis Polinices (Euspira) gesteri Polinices (Euspira) hornii Polinices (Euspira) hotsoni Polinices (Euspira) nuciformis Polinices (Euspira) vientoensis

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Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (14: British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Ontario collections), Chile (1), Greenland (4), Iceland (5), Ireland (1), Italy (5), Morocco (2), the Netherlands (5), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (25: California, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Pliocene of Belgium (3), Chile (8), Ecuador (3), India (1), Italy (9), Japan (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (18: Alaska, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia), Venezuela (3)

• Miocene of Austria (6), Belgium (7), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (38), Italy (8), Japan (22), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (2), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (2), Slovakia (3), United States (34: Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia), Venezuela (1)

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

• Oligocene of Argentina (1), Austria (5), Belgium (4), Denmark (5), France (15), Germany (1), Japan (24), the Netherlands (1), United States (4: California, Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (8: Oregon)

• Eocene of Belgium (2), Bulgaria (2), Colombia (1), France (7), Germany (1), Japan (3), Pakistan (12), Peru (1), the Russian Federation (2), Senegal (1), the United Kingdom (19), United States (119: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Australia (1)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (1), Argentina (4), Australia (3), Belgium (2), Colombia (1), Egypt (1), France (1), Germany (1), Mexico (2), Nigeria (1), Pakistan (1), Poland (4), the United Kingdom (1), United States (53: Alabama, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (14), Australia (3), Brazil (1), Japan (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (3), the Russian Federation (1), United States (310: Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Triassic of Italy (1)

Total: 896 collections including 1045 occurrences

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