Purpurellus Jousseaume 1880 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spelling: Pterynotus (Purpurellus)

Synonym: Triremis Fischer 1884 [objective synonym]

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

See also Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001 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, Pterochelus, Pteropurpura, Pterorhytis, Pterotyphis, Pterymarchia, Pterynotus, Purpura, Pygmaepterys, Rapaninae, Reishia, Siphonochelus, Spinidrupa, Spinucella, Thaidinae, Thais, Trachypollia, Tripterotyphinae, Trophoninae, Typhinae, Typhinellus, Typhis, Vitularia, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Pterynotus (Purpurellus) gambiensis Pterynotus (Purpurellus) repetiti Purpurellus veranyi

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Spain (1 collection)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (5), France (1), Hungary (1), Poland (1)

• Oligocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 10 collections including 11 occurrences

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