Stramonita Schumacher 1817 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spellings: Purpura (Stramonita), Thais (Stramonita)

Parent taxon: Rapaninae according to T. J. DeVries 2007

See also Harzhauser 2002, Ladd 1977, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Vera-Peláez et al. 2004, Vermeij 2001, Vermeij and Herbert 2004, Vredenburg 1925, Wilson 1994 and Woodring 1959

Sister taxa: Concholepas, Ecphora, Indothais, Neorapana, Rapana, Sargana, Thaisella, Tritonopsis

Subtaxa: Purpura (Stramonita) angulata Stramonita biserialis Stramonita brasiliensis Stramonita canaliculata Stramonita chocolata Stramonita delessertiana Stramonita floridana Stramonita haemostoma Stramonita huaricanganensis Stramonita penelaevis Stramonita rustica Stramonita semiplicata Stramonita zinsmeisteri Thais (Stramonita) exilis

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Bermuda (1), Costa Rica (1), Mexico (7), Namibia (5), Peru (6), Portugal (6), South Africa (1), Spain (9), United States (15: California, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey), Uruguay (2), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), Costa Rica (2), Jamaica (1), Peru (5), Trinidad and Tobago (6), United States (2: California, Florida), Venezuela (5)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (3)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Austria (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Fiji (1), Greece (2), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), Poland (1), Romania (1), Trinidad and Tobago (2), Venezuela (1)

Total: 94 collections including 102 occurrences

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