Pterochelus Jousseaume 1880 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spellings: Pteronotus (Pterochelus), Pterynotus (Pterochelus)

Synonym: Alipurpura Fischer 1884 [objective synonym]

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

See also Finlay 1930, Sepkoski 2002 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, Murexsul, Muricanthus, Muricidea, Muricinae, Muricopsinae, Muricopsis, Murotriton, Nucella, Nucellopsis, Ocenebra, Ocenebrinae, Ocinebrina, Ocinebrinae, Odontopolys, Orania, Pagodula, Phyllocoma, Ponderia, 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: Pterynotus (Pterochelus) acanthopterus Pterynotus (Pterochelus) angelus Pterynotus (Pterochelus) ariomus Pterynotus (Pterochelus) tristichus

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Type: Murex acanthopterus

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (2 collections)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), Denmark (2), United States (1: Mississippi)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (2)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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