Boreotrophon Fischer 1884 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spelling: Trophon (Boreotrophon)

Parent taxon: Muricidae according to M. Harzhauser and O. Mandic 2001

See also Moody 1916, Sepkoski 2002 and Todd 2001

Sister taxa: Acanthotrophon, Aspella, Atractodon, Attiliosa, Austrotrophon, Babelomurex, 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, Trophoninae, Typhinae, Typhinellus, Typhis, Vitularia, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Boreotrophon harasewychi Boreotrophon laevis Boreotrophon multicostatus Boreotrophon tetricus Trophon (Boreotrophon) raymondi

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Type: Boreotrophon harasewychi

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Quebec collection), the Netherlands (2), United States (4: Alaska, California, Oregon)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Japan (1), United States (11: Alaska, California, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Japan (3), the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Maryland)

Total: 26 collections including 30 occurrences

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