Aspella Mörch 1877 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spelling: Trophon (Aspella)

Parent taxon: Muricidae according to B. Landau et al. 2007

See also Olsson and Harbison 1953, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Vokes 1975 and Wilson 1994

Sister taxa: Acanthotrophon, Atractodon, Attiliosa, Austrotrophon, Babelomurex, Boreotrophon, Calothrophon, Calotrophon, Cathymorula, Coralliophilinae, Cymia, Dermomurex, Drupinae, Eofavartia, Ergalataxinae, Favartia, Hadriania, Haustrinae, Heteropurpura, Hexaplex, Homalocantha, Jaton, Lyrotyphis, Monoceros, Morula, Murexiella, Murexsul, Muricanthus, Muricidea, Muricinae, Muricopsinae, Muricopsis, Murotriton, Nucella, Nucellopsis, Ocenebra, Ocenebrinae, Ocinebrina, Ocinebrinae, Odontopolys, Orania, Pagodula, Phyllocoma, Ponderia, Pterochelus, Pteropurpura, Pterorhytis, Pterotyphis, Pterymarchia, Pterynotus, Purpura, Purpurellus, Pygmaepterys, Rapaninae, Reishia, Siphonochelus, Spinidrupa, Spinucella, Thaidinae, Thais, Trachypollia, Tripterotyphinae, Tritonaliinae, Trophoninae, Typhinae, Typhinellus, Typhis, Vitularia, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Aspella (Aspella) Aspella anceps Aspella emmae Aspella senex Aspella subanceps

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ecuador (1 collection), United States (14: Florida)

• Pliocene of Spain (1), United States (3: Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of France (1), Poland (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Haiti (1)

Total: 23 collections including 25 occurrences

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