Pteropurpura Josseaume 1880 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spellings: Murex (Pteropurpura), Purpura (Pteropurpura)

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

See also Dey 1961, Gardner 1947, Mansfield 1937, Olsson and Harbison 1953 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, Nucella, Nucellopsis, Ocenebra, Ocenebrinae, Ocinebrina, Ocinebrinae, Odontopolys, Orania, Pagodula, Phyllocoma, Ponderia, Pterochelus, Pterorhytis, Pterotyphis, Pterymarchia, Pterynotus, Purpura, Purpurellus, Pygmaepterys, Rapaninae, Reishia, Siphonochelus, Spinidrupa, Spinucella, Thaidinae, Thais, Trachypollia, Tripterotyphinae, Trophoninae, Typhinae, Typhinellus, Typhis, Vitularia, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Pteropurpura marksi Pteropurpura tricarinata

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of South Africa (1 collection), United States (3: California)

• Pliocene of Ecuador (5)

• Miocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

• Eocene of France (1), Nigeria (1)

Total: 14 collections including 17 occurrences

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