Polinices (Euspira) nuciformis Gabb 1864 (moon snail)

Gastropoda - Mesogastropoda - Naticidae

Alternative combination: Lunatia nuciformis

Full reference: W. M. Gabb. 1864. Description of the Cretaceous fossils. Geological Survey of California Palaeontology 1:57-217

Belongs to Polinices (Euspira) according to B. L. Clark and A. O. Woodford 1927

See also Gabb 1864, Squires 1984, Squires 1987 and Turner 1938

Sister taxa: Euspira antarctidia, Euspira bononiensis, Euspira catena, Euspira catenoides, Euspira compressa, Euspira constricta, Euspira ella, Euspira falklandica, Euspira gianoi, Euspira glaucinoides, Euspira gregori, Euspira grossularia, Euspira guamblinensis, Euspira halli, Euspira helicina, Euspira heros, Euspira internus, Euspira jacksonensis, Euspira jhuraensis, Euspira lakhaparensis, Euspira latecallosa, Euspira lewisii, Euspira marianus, Euspira marylandica, Euspira meisensis, Euspira molarensis, Euspira morisi, Euspira muriciformis, Euspira notabilis, Euspira ottogeyeri, Euspira pallida, Euspira patagonica, Euspira perforata, Euspira piccolii, Euspira popenoei, 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, Natica (Euspira) diabloensis, Natica (Euspira) kirkensis, Polinices (Euspira) clementensis, Polinices (Euspira) gesteri, Polinices (Euspira) hornii, Polinices (Euspira) hotsoni, Polinices (Euspira) rectus, Polinices (Euspira) vientoensis, Laguncula dorotheae, Laguncula montrisouensis

Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Oregon collection)

• Eocene of the Russian Federation (1), United States (58: California, Oregon, Washington)

• Paleocene of United States (2: California)

Total: 62 collections each including a single occurrence

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