Morula Schumacher 1817 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spelling: Drupa (Morula)

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

See also Ladd 1977, Ladd 1982, Sepkoski 2002 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, Hexaplex, Homalocantha, Jaton, Lyrotyphis, Monoceros, 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: Morula granulata Morula margariticola Morula valdemari

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Fiji (1), the Marshall Islands (2), Mexico (5), Pakistan (1), Portugal (2), the Seychelles (1), United States (4: California, Hawaii), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1), New Zealand (1), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene of France (1), Indonesia (1), Poland (1)

Total: 26 collections including 30 occurrences

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