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Gastropoda - Trochidae

Cantharidus was named by Monfort (1810) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 530]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Monodontinae by Fleming (1966); to Archaeogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002); to Trochinae by Wilson (1993), Bouchet et al. (2005) and Hendy (2007); and to Cantharidini by Harzhauser (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1810Cantharidus Monfort
1966Cantharidus Fleming p. 38
1993Cantharidus Wilson p. 80
2002Cantharidus Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Cantharidus Bouchet et al. p. 148
2007Cantharidus Harzhauser p. 84
2007Cantharidus Hendy

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderVetigastropodaSalvini-Plawen 1980
superfamilyTrochoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyTrochidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyTrochinaeRafinesque 1815
genusCantharidusMonfort 1810

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: grazerf
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2009-09-10 08:47:02
Modified: 2009-09-10 10:47:02
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Chattian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 28.10000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 23.03 Ma

Collections (18 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Oman C. elkeae (75608)
Aquitanian23.03 - 20.44Oman C. elkeae (75609)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Northern Mariana Islands Thalotia sp. (77942)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Indonesia Thalotia erinaceus (70081 70107)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Australia (South Australia) C. laxegemmatus, C. subsimplex (63432 63436) C. subsimplex (63439)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Australia (South Australia) C. apicinus (63380)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Italy (Calabria) C. exasperatus (85065)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117South Africa C. fultoni (122940 122941 122943 122945)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Seychelles C. sp. (81013)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Australia (Western Australia) C. lepidus, C. irisodontes, C. sp. (96708) C. pulcherrimus (63207)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Japan C. japonicus (88886)