Hexaplex (Hexaplex) engonatus Conrad 1833 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative combinations: Murex (Phyllonotus) engonatus, Murex (Pterynotus) engonatus, Murex engonatus

Synonym: Fusus sexangulus Conrad 1834

Belongs to Hexaplex (Hexaplex) according to E. H. Vokes 1968

Sister taxa: Hexaplex (Hexaplex) colei, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) etheringtoni, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) fulvescens, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) katherinae, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) marksi, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) silvaticus, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) strausi, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) supernus, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) texanus, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) vanuxemi, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) veatchi

Type specimens:

  • Hexaplex (Hexaplex) engonatus: ANSP 31386, a shell. Its type locality is TU 78 - Claiborne Bluff [Gosport Sand], which is in a Bartonian coastal sandstone in the Gosport Sand Formation of Alabama.
  • Fusus sexangulus:

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (13: Alabama, Mississippi collections)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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