Thais (Nucella) elsmerensis Grant and Gale 1931 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Full reference: U. S. Grant and H. R. Gale. 1931. Catalogue of the Marine Pliocene and Pleistocene Mollusca of California. Memoirs of the San Diego Society of Natural History 1:1-1036

Belongs to Thais (Nucella) according to U. S. Grant and H. R. Gale 1931

Sister taxa: Nucella (Acanthinucella), Nucella incrassata, Nucella lamellosa, Nucella lapillus, Nucella praecingulata

Type specimen: S.D.S.N.H299, a shell.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution: found only at SDSNH Loc. 216, Fernando Pass (Pliocene of California)

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