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Sassia Bellardi 1872 (triton shell)

Gastropoda - Tonnoidea - Ranellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 112242

Alternative spellings: Charonia (Sassia), Triton (Sassia)

Synonyms: Austrosassia Finlay 1931 (no. 9521), Austrotriton Cossmann 1903 (no. 9522), Charoniella Powell and Bartrum 1929 (no. 117881), Cymatoma Iredale 1929 (no. 117880), Negyrina Iredale 1929 (no. 338857), Phanozesta Iredale 1936 (no. 117882), Proxicharonia Powell 1938 (no. 10338), Sassia (Austrosassia) Finlay 1931 (no. 337242), Sassia (Austrotriton) Cossmann 1903 (no. 337241)

Parent taxon: Cymatiinae according to M. G. Harasewych and A. G. Beu 2007

Sister taxa: Antarctiranella, Cabestana, Charonia, Cymatiella, Linatella

Subtaxa: Austrosassia abbotti, Austrosassia annectans, Austrosassia crassicostatus, Austrosassia tortirostris, Austrotriton cyphus, Austrotriton gibbus, Austrotriton protensus, Austrotriton textilis, Austrotriton tumulosus, Austrotriton woodsii, Charonia (Sassia) angusta, Charonia (Sassia) danica, Sassia (Byramia), Sassia (Personella), Sassia (Sassia), Sassia apenninica, Sassia armata, Sassia carlea, Sassia carmenensis, Sassia indica, Sassia kampyla, Sassia leucostomoides, Sassia lewisi, Sassia melpangi, Sassia morgani, Sassia nucleoides, Sassia parvula, Sassia philomelae, Sassia radialis, Sassia tatei, Sassia warreni

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Type: Triton apenninicum

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore