Calotrophon Hertlein and Strong 1951 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Synonyms: Cantharus (Pseudosalpinx) Olsson and Harbison 1953, Hertleinella Berry 1958, Pseudosalpinx Olsson and Harbison 1953

Parent taxon: Muricidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Olsson and Harbison 1953, Petuch 1988, Sepkoski 2002 and Vokes 1976

Sister taxa: Acanthotrophon, Aspella, Atractodon, Attiliosa, Austrotrophon, Babelomurex, Boreotrophon, Calothrophon, 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: Calotrophon andrewsi Calotrophon ascensus Calotrophon emilyae Calotrophon ostrearum

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (38: Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (4: Florida)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), United States (25: Florida, South Carolina), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene of Colombia (18), Trinidad and Tobago (6), United States (2: Florida)

Total: 95 collections including 96 occurrences

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