Hexaplex Perry 1811 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spelling: Murex (Hexaplex)

Synonyms: Aaronia Verrill 1950, Murex (Aaronia) Verrill 1950, Murithais Grant and Gale 1931

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

See also Abbott 1974, Harzhauser 2002, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Vokes 1968 and Wilson 1994

Sister taxa: Acanthotrophon, Aspella, Atractodon, Attiliosa, Austrotrophon, Babelomurex, Boreotrophon, Calothrophon, Calotrophon, Cathymorula, Coralliophilinae, Cymia, Dermomurex, Drupinae, Eofavartia, Ergalataxinae, Favartia, Hadriania, Haustrinae, Heteropurpura, 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: Hexaplex (Hexaplex) Hexaplex (Trunculariopsis) Hexaplex brassica Hexaplex cichoreum Hexaplex erythrostomus Hexaplex hertweckorum Hexaplex regius

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Type: Murex cichoreum

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Italy (1), Mexico (4), Morocco (1), United States (4: Florida, Georgia)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (1), Ecuador (3), Spain (3), United States (9: Florida)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Italy (4), Poland (1), United States (16: Florida)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of Nigeria (1), United States (69: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1)

Total: 124 collections including 147 occurrences

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