Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus Guppy 1876 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative combinations: Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus, Murex (Phyllonotus) cornurectus, Murex cornurectus

Belongs to Chicoreus (Triplex) according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Maury 1917, Olsson 1922, Vokes 1965, Vokes 1974, Vokes 1989 and Woodring 1959

Sister taxa: Chicoreus (Triplex) foliosus, Chicoreus (Triplex) rosaria, Torvamurex

Type specimen: BMNH GG 20254, a shell

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore


• Pliocene of Costa Rica (4 collections), the Dominican Republic (11), Trinidad and Tobago (5), Venezuela (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (9)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Colombia (8), the Dominican Republic (55), Puerto Rico (2), Trinidad and Tobago (3), United States (5: Florida), Venezuela (2)

Total: 106 collections each including a single occurrence

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