Thais Röding 1798 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Synonyms: Cuma Swainson 1840, Purpura (Cuma) Swainson 1840

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

See also Harzhauser 2002, Kensley and Pether 1986, Ladd 1977, Oostingh 1935, Rosenberg et al. 2006, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Vermeij 2001, Wilson 1994 and Woodring 1959

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, Purpurellus, Pygmaepterys, Rapaninae, Reishia, Siphonochelus, Spinidrupa, Spinucella, Thaidinae, Trachypollia, Tripterotyphinae, Trophoninae, Typhinae, Typhinellus, Typhis, Vitularia, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Thais (Mancinella) Thais (Thais) Thais (Vasula) Thais arenae Thais bitubercularis Thais brevicula Thais clarkensis Thais dubia Thais tuberosa Thais wittichi

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (1 collection), Australia (2), the Bahamas (2), the Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (2), Eritrea (1), India (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (2), Mexico (11), Namibia (1), Pakistan (1), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (6), Sudan (1), United States (8: California, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (1)

• Pliocene of Belgium (1), Japan (1), Mexico (2), South Africa (1), Spain (1), United States (1: California), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (2), France (1), Italy (5), Japan (3), Mexico (2), South Africa (1), United States (6: California, Oregon)

• Oligocene of United States (4: California)

Total: 77 collections including 94 occurrences

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