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Palaeomelon Nielsen and Frassinetti 2007 (volute)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Volutidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 116746

Full reference: S. N. Nielsen and D. Frassinetti. 2007. The Neogene Volutidae (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda) from the Pacific coast of Chile. Journal of Paleontology 81(1):82-102

Parent taxon: Zidoninae according to S. N. Nielsen and D. Frassinetti 2007

Sister taxa: Adelomelon, Alcithoe, Ericusa, Guivillea, Harpovoluta, Iredalina, Livonia, Mauira, Mauithoe, Melo, Metamelon, Miomelon, Pachycymbiola, Pachymelon, Palomelon, Sigaluta, Spinomelon, Teremelon, Zidona, Zygomelon

Subtaxa: Palaeomelon angoli, Palaeomelon domeykoana, Palaeomelon taverai, Palaeomelon triplicata, Palaeomelon tucapeli

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore