Muricopsis Bucquoy et al. 1882 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spelling: Murex (Muricopsis)

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

See also Darragh 1970, Gardner 1947, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001 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, Murexiella, Murexsul, Muricanthus, Muricidea, Muricinae, Muricopsinae, 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: Muricopsis (Muricopsis) Muricopsis (Risomurex) Muricopsis bulbosinucleus Muricopsis exhexagonus Muricopsis peregra

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ecuador (1 collection), Italy (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (1), India (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), Spain (4), Trinidad and Tobago (6), United States (1: Florida), Venezuela (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Austria (2), the Dominican Republic (3), France (1), India (1), Pakistan (2), Poland (1), Romania (1), Spain (1)

• Oligocene of Denmark (2), Germany (2)

• Eocene of Indonesia (2), Pakistan (1), United States (2: California)

• Paleocene of Greenland (1)

Total: 45 collections including 51 occurrences

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