Murexsul Iredale 1915 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spellings: Hexaplex (Murexsul), Murex (Murexsul)

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

See also Beu et al. 1990, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1968 and Vokes 1970

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, 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 (Murexsul) octagonus Hexaplex (Murexsul) thalmanni Murexsul hexagonus

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Type: Murex octagonus

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (1 collection), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), Mexico (1), Spain (3)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Hungary (1), New Zealand (3)

• Oligocene of Australia (2)

• Eocene of Australia (1)

Total: 17 collections including 19 occurrences

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