Vitularia Swainson 1840 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Parent taxon: Muricidae according to J. A. Todd 2001

See also Ladd 1977, Marks 1951, Sepkoski 2002 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, Pterynotus, Purpura, Purpurellus, Pygmaepterys, Rapaninae, Reishia, Siphonochelus, Spinidrupa, Spinucella, Thaidinae, Thais, Trachypollia, Tripterotyphinae, Tritonaliinae, Trophoninae, Typhinae, Typhinellus, Typhis, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Vitularia ecuadoriana

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), United States (2: Hawaii)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (1), Fiji (1), Panama (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Ecuador (1), France (2), Greece (1), Italy (1), Poland (1)

Total: 14 collections including 15 occurrences

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