Murexiella Clench and Farfante 1945 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Synonym: Minnimurex Woolacott 1957

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

See also Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1968, Ward and Blackwelder 1987 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, Morula, 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: Murexiella (Murexiella) Murexiella (Subpterynotus) Murexiella cumberlandiana Murexiella keenae Murexiella macgintyi

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Type: Murex hidalgoi

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

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

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

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2), the Dominican Republic (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), United States (14: Florida), Venezuela (4)

• Miocene of Australia (2), the Dominican Republic (1), Hungary (1), Panama (1), United States (11: Delaware, Florida, New Jersey), Venezuela (2)

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

• Oligocene of Germany (1), United States (1: Mississippi)

• Eocene of United States (3: Alabama)

Total: 78 collections including 125 occurrences

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