Nucella (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spelling: Thais (Nucella)

Parent taxon: Muricidae according to M. Oliverio and P. Mariottini 2001

See also Grant and Gale 1931, Kensley and Pether 1986 and Sepkoski 2002

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, Muricopsis, Murotriton, 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: Nucella (Acanthinucella) Nucella incrassata Nucella lamellosa Nucella lapillus Nucella praecingulata Thais (Nucella) elsmerensis

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Ireland (1 collection), Mexico (3), Morocco (1), Namibia (1), the Netherlands (3), South Africa (5), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (16), United States (6: California, Maine, New York, Oregon, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (2: Oregon, Washington)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (1), Mexico (2), South Africa (6), the United Kingdom (1), United States (11: California, Oregon)

• Miocene of Japan (1), United States (3: California)

Total: 68 collections including 80 occurrences

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