A. Cretaceous Olivoidea


Apparently, the Olivoidea originate in the Maastrichtian, Late Cretaceous [72.1-66Ma]. Several Pseudolividae, and a few Ancillariidae are documented. These are listed below:

Cretaceous Ancillariidae
Tanimasanoria japonica (Kase, 1990)

Upper Cretaceous, Azenotani Mudstone Member, Earliest Maastrichtian (Izumi Mountains, near Osaka, Japan)

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Tanimasanoria sp. Basse, 1932

Upper Cretaceous. Manja, Madagascar.

MNHN.F.R07088. Madagascar, Manja. Cretaceous, Maastrichtian.

Eoancilla acutula Stephenson, 1941

Upper Cretaceous, Owl Creek, Mississippi; Clayton Formation, Tennessee; Kemp Clay, Texas, [all Maastrichtian], USA.

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Oliva vetusta Forbes, 1846

Arriyalur group, Maastrichtian. Pondicherry, India.

Stoliczka (1868: Pl. 28 fig. 27)

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