Bellatara Strand 1928 (cerith snail)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae

Alternative spelling: Cerithium (Bellatara)

Parent taxon: Cerithiadae according to M. Harzhauser 2004

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Alabininae, Argyropeza, Bezanconia, Bittiinae, Bittiolum, Cerithiinae, Cerithioclava, Cestumcerithium, Chavanicerithium, Crenatocerithium, Cupaniella, Dirocerithium, Elassum, Eocerithium, Fastigiella, Hemicerithium, Iddingsella, Jetwoodsia, Liocerithium, Nudivagus, Occidentocerithium, Orthochetus, Portoricia, Prismacerithium, Pseudoaluco, Rhinoclavus, Royella, Schroederium, Serratocerithium, Sundabittium, Taxonia, Uchauxiinae, Zefallacia

Subtaxa: Bellatara ankaraensis Bellatara gomphoceras Bellatara lozoueti Bellatara narica Bellatara palaeochroma Cerithium (Bellatara) janus

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Ecology: epifaunal grazer

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Greece (2 collections), Pakistan (1), Somalia (1)

• Eocene of Japan (1), Turkey (4), United States (11: Alabama, Florida)

Total: 20 collections including 26 occurrences

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