Muricanthus Swainson 1840 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spellings: Hexaplex (Muricanthus), Murex (Muricantha), Murex (Muricanthus), Muricantha

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

See also Harzhauser 2002, Harzhauser et al. 2009, Schnetler and Palm 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Vokes 1968, Vredenburg 1921 and Vredenburg 1925

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, 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: Murex (Muricantha) iravadicus Muricantha ighinae Muricanthus ambiguus Muricanthus callidinus Muricanthus nigritus Muricanthus princeps Muricanthus radix

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (4 collections)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Greece (2), India (1)

• Oligocene of Myanmar (2), Pakistan (1)

• Eocene of Bulgaria (1)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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