Pterynotus Swainson 1833 (mustached bat)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spelling: Murex (Pterynotus)

Synonyms: Marchia Jousseaume 1880, Pterymurex Roverto 1899, Timbellus de Gregario 1885

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

See also Beu et al. 1990, Ladd 1977, Ladd 1982, Maury 1917, Sepkoski 2002, Squires 2001, Squires and Goedert 1995, Todd 2001, Vaught et al. 1989, Vokes 1970, Wienrich 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, Muricopsis, Murotriton, Nucella, Nucellopsis, Ocenebra, Ocenebrinae, Ocinebrina, Ocinebrinae, Odontopolys, Orania, Pagodula, Phyllocoma, Ponderia, Pterochelus, Pteropurpura, Pterorhytis, Pterotyphis, Pterymarchia, Purpura, Purpurellus, Pygmaepterys, Rapaninae, Reishia, Siphonochelus, Spinidrupa, Spinucella, Thaidinae, Thais, Trachypollia, Tripterotyphinae, Trophoninae, Typhinae, Typhinellus, Typhis, Vitularia, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Pterynotus (Pterynotus) Pterynotus swainsoni Pterynotus velificus Pterynotus washingtonicus

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Type: Murex pinnatus

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Marshall Islands (1 collection), United States (2: California, Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (2)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Spain (2)

• Miocene of Australia (1), France (1), Germany (4), Grenada (1), Hungary (1), the Netherlands (2), Poland (1), Romania (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Oligocene of Denmark (1), Germany (1), United States (4: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi)

• Eocene of France (2), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (12: California, Louisiana, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of United States (3: Alabama)

Total: 57 collections including 60 occurrences

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