†subfamily Coralliophilinae Chenu 1859 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Parent taxon: Muricidae according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

See also Bouchet et al. 2005, Ponder and Warén 1988 and Wilson 1994

Sister taxa: Acanthotrophon, Aspella, Atractodon, Attiliosa, Austrotrophon, Babelomurex, Boreotrophon, Calothrophon, Calotrophon, Cathymorula, 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, Trophoninae, Typhinae, Typhinellus, Typhis, Vitularia, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Coralliophila Emozamia Magilidae Mipus Rapa

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Costa Rica (1), Ecuador (1), Egypt (1), Italy (1), Japan (8), the Marshall Islands (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (1), Portugal (2), the Seychelles (3), United States (5: Florida, Hawaii), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (2), Spain (3), United States (3: Florida, South Carolina), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene of Belgium (1), the Dominican Republic (1), France (8), Germany (8), Hungary (2), Indonesia (5), Italy (1), Japan (3), the Marshall Islands (4), Palau (1), Poland (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (4: Florida)

• Oligocene of France (2)

• Eocene of the Russian Federation (1), United States (5: Louisiana, Mississippi)

• Cretaceous of Madagascar (1), United States (50: Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

Total: 139 collections including 160 occurrences

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