Xymene (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Synonym: Xymenella Finlay 1927

Parent taxon: Trophoninae according to A. G. Beu et al. 1990

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anatrophon, Apixystus, Benthoxystus, Chesatrophon, Enatimene, Enixotrophon, Eopaziella, Gemixystus, Lenitrophon, Litozamia, Paratrophon, Scabrotrophon, Terefundus, Trophon, Vesanula, Xanthochorus, Xenotrophon, Xymenopsis

Subtaxa: Xymenella inambitiosa

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (2 collections), New Zealand (1)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (4), New Zealand (1)

Total: 10 collections including 11 occurrences

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