Ecphora Conrad 1843 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Parent taxon: Rapaninae according to L. W. Ward 1992

See also Martin 1904, Petuch 1992, Sepkoski 2002 and Sohl 1964

Sister taxa: Concholepas, Indothais, Neorapana, Rapana, Sargana, Stramonita, Thaisella, Tritonopsis

Subtaxa: Ecphora (Ecphora) Ecphora (Stenomphalus) Ecphora (Trisecphora) Ecphora gardnerae Ecphora kochi Ecphora meganae Ecphora pamlico Ecphora proquadricostata Ecphora quadricostatus Ecphora tampaensis Ecphora tricostata

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (27: Florida, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

• Miocene of United States (73: Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), United States (4: North Carolina, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of United States (13: Alabama, Delaware, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas)

Total: 120 collections including 128 occurrences

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