Acanthina Fischer de Waldheim 1807 (unicorn)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spelling: Purpura (Acanthina)

Parent taxon: Ocenebrinae according to T. J. DeVries 2005

See also DeVries 2003, DeVries and Vermeij 1997, Gordillo 1991, Olsson 1931, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001 and Vermeij 1993

Sister taxa: Califostoma, Carhuaspina, Crassilabrum, Eupleura, Forreria, Herminespina, Jsowerbya, Kestocenebra, Mariasalpinx, Muregina, Pterorytis, Pterynopsis, Tactilispina, Urosalpinx, Vokesinotus

Subtaxa: Acanthina katzi Acanthina monodon Acanthina obesa Acanthina rugosa Acanthina triangularis Acanthina unicornis

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (3 collections), Chile (1), Ecuador (1), Mexico (14), Peru (4), United States (7: California)

• Pliocene of Chile (2), Ecuador (1), Mexico (2), Peru (12)

• Miocene of Chile (3), Peru (19), United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of Peru (1)

Total: 71 collections including 86 occurrences

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