Rapana vaquerosensis Arnold 1908 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative combinations: Purpura vaquerosensis, Thais vaquerosensis

Full reference: R. Arnold. 1908. New and characteristic species of fossil mollusks from the oil-bearing Tertiary formations of Santa Barbara County, California. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Contributions 50(4):419-436

Belongs to Rapana according to L. W. Wiedey 1928

See also Arnold 1908 and Dickerson 1914

Sister taxa: Rapana bulbosa, Rapana imperialis, Rapana mekranica, Rapana serrai

Type specimen: Collection of Delos Arnold, Pasadena, California, a shell

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Mexico (4 collections), United States (11: California)

• Oligocene of United States (15: California)

Total: 30 collections each including a single occurrence

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