Neverita josephinia

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Neverita josephinia
Temporal range: Oligocene - Recent
Neverita josephina.jpg
Neverita josephinia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Naticoidea
Family: Naticidae
Genus: Neverita
Species: N. josephinia
Binomial name
Neverita josephinia
Risso, 1826
Synonyms

Neverita olla (Serres, M. de, 1829)
Neverita philippiana (Récluz, C., 1855)

Neverita josephinia is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Naticidae, the moon shells.[1]

This is the type species of the genus Neverita.

The fossil record of this species dates back to the Oligocene (age range: 23.03 to 0.012 million years ago). These fossils have been found in Hungary, Germany, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Spain and Morocco.[2]

The sand collar of N. josephinia from the Ebro River Delta in Catalonia, Spain

Distribution[edit]

This is a Mediterranean species.[1][3]

Description[edit]

Like other species in this genus, this snail has a corneous operculum.

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