Ocenebra Leach in Gray 1847 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spellings: Murex (Ocenebra), Ocinebra

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

See also Bohm 1926, Harzhauser 2002, Harzhauser and Mandic 2001, Kensley 1972, Kensley and Pether 1986, Sepkoski 2002, Tate 1888 and Vokes 1968

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, Nucella, Nucellopsis, 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 (Ocenebra) alveolatus Murex (Ocenebra) biconicus Murex (Ocenebra) crassiliratus Murex (Ocenebra) prionotus Murex (Ocenebra) tridentatus Ocenebra bonaccorsii Ocenebra crassilabiatus Ocenebra credneri Ocenebra erinaceus Ocenebra petrocyon Ocenebra scalaris Ocenebra striata Ocinebra dietrichi

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Eritrea (1 collection), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Mexico (2), Morocco (5), the Netherlands (2), Portugal (1), South Africa (2), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2), United States (16: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (2), South Africa (2), Spain (2)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Austria (8), France (1), Germany (1), Italy (1), Japan (8), South Africa (1), United States (11: California)

• Oligocene of Austria (1)

• Eocene of Namibia (1)

Total: 75 collections including 113 occurrences

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