Spinucella Vermeij 1993 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Full reference: G. J. Vermeij. 1993. Spinucella, a new genus of Miocene to Pleistocene muricid gastropods from the eastern Atlantic. Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology 30(1-2):19-27

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

See also Vermeij 1993

Sister taxa: Acanthotrophon, Aspella, 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, Thaidinae, Thais, Trachypollia, Tripterotyphinae, Trophoninae, Typhinae, Typhinellus, Typhis, Vitularia, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Spinucella plessisi Spinucella tetragona

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Morocco (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Miocene of Denmark (1)

Total: 8 collections including 9 occurrences

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