Typhis Montfort 1810 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative spellings: Murex (Typhis), Tiphis

Synonyms: Hirotyphis Jousseaume 1880, Hirtotyphis Jousseaume 1880

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

See also Dieni and Omenetto 1960, Gardner 1947, Gertman 1969, Ladd 1982, MacNeil 1960, Mansfield 1925, Martin 1904, Pacaud and Le Renard 1995, Sepkoski 2002, Todd 2001, Vokes 1983, Vokes 1989, Ward 1992, Wienrich 2001 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, Thais, Trachypollia, Tripterotyphinae, Trophoninae, Typhinae, Typhinellus, Vitularia, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Typhis (Ciphonochelus) Typhis (Haustellotyphis) Typhis (Rugotyphis) Typhis (Typhis) Typhis (Typhisopsis) Typhis acanthopterus Typhis acuticosta Typhis maccoyi Typhis tripterus

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Type: Purpura tubifer

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (18: Florida, South Carolina collections), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (4: Florida)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (3), Italy (1), Japan (1), Panama (1), Spain (5), United States (11: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Australia (3), Austria (1), France (1), Germany (18), Italy (2), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (1), Panama (4), Trinidad and Tobago (5), United States (13: Delaware, Florida, Maryland)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), France (8), Germany (1), Hungary (2), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Eocene of France (1), Italy (2), the United Kingdom (8), United States (4: Mississippi)

• Paleocene of United States (1: California)

Total: 126 collections including 131 occurrences

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