Chicoreus (Siratus) yaquensis Maury 1917 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative combinations: Murex (Murex) yaquensis, Murex yaquensis

Synonym: Murex antillarum Gabb 1873

Full reference: C. J. Maury. 1917. Santo Domingo type sections and fossils. Bulletins of American Paleontology 5(30):1-43

Belongs to Chicoreus (Siratus) according to E. H. Vokes 1989

See also Vokes 1963

Sister taxa: Chicoreus (Siratus) amplius, Chicoreus (Siratus) articulatus, Chicoreus (Siratus) domingensis, Chicoreus (Siratus) eumekes, Chicoreus (Siratus) formosus, Chicoreus (Siratus) juliagardnerae, Siratus adelosus, Siratus amblyceras, Siratus dennanti

Type specimens:

  • Chicoreus (Siratus) yaquensis: ANSP 3255, a shell
  • Murex antillarum:

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore


• Miocene of Brazil (3 collections), the Dominican Republic (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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