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Marginella (Volvarina) kayalensis Dey 1961 (margin shell)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Marginellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 100898

Full reference: A. K. Dey. 1961. The Miocene Mollusca from Quilon, Kerala (India). Palaeontologica Indica 36

Belongs to Marginella (Volvarina) according to A. K. Dey 1961

Sister taxa: Hyalina (Volvarina) lustra, Marginella (Volvarina) nitida, Marginella (Volvarina) oryzoides, Volvarina albolineata, Volvarina avena, Volvarina collina, Volvarina cossmanni, Volvarina leander, Volvarina nitida, Volvarina taeniata, Volvarina taeniolata, Volvarina tumulensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Quilon Limestone (Quilon, Kerala), which is in a Miocene carbonate limestone in the Quilon Limestone Formation of India

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore