Subfamily Muricinae da Costa 1776 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

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

See also Abbott 1974, Beu et al. 1990, Bouchet et al. 2005, DeVries 2005, Gazdzicki and Pugaczewska 1984, Harzhauser 2004, Houart 2006, MacNeil 1960, Merle and Pacaud 2002, Perrilliat 1987, Ponder and Warén 1988, Robba et al. 1989, Squires 1984, Squires and Goedert 1995, Vokes 1968, Vokes 1975, Vokes 1976, Vokes 1989 and Wilson 1994

Sister taxa: Acanthotrophon, Aspella, Atractodon, Attiliosa, Austrotrophon, Babelomurex, Boreotrophon, Calothrophon, Calotrophon, Cathymorula, Coralliophilinae, Cymia, Dermomurex, Drupinae, Eofavartia, Ergalataxinae, Favartia, Hadriania, Haustrinae, Heteropurpura, Hexaplex, Homalocantha, Jaton, Lyrotyphis, Monoceros, Morula, Murexiella, Murexsul, Muricanthus, Muricidea, 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, Tritonaliinae, Trophoninae, Typhinae, Typhinellus, Typhis, Vitularia, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Bolinus Caelobassus Chicomurex Chicoreus Crassimurex Haustellum Homolocantha Maxwellia Murex Pazinotus Phyllonotus Poirieria Vokesimurex

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Colombia (1 collection), Costa Rica (4), Cuba (1), Djibouti (2), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (1), Eritrea (1), Fiji (1), Haiti (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (6), Mexico (4), Morocco (7), New Zealand (2), Panama (3), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (4), Spain (4), Sudan (1), Taiwan (7), Thailand (1), United States (45: California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (4), Yemen (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (6), United States (4: Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (2), Costa Rica (14), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (22), Ecuador (5), Fiji (3), Haiti (2), India (1), Indonesia (5), Italy (1), Jamaica (4), Japan (6), Mexico (7), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (15), Papua New Guinea (1), Spain (3), Trinidad and Tobago (6), the United Kingdom (5), United States (20: California, Florida), Venezuela (12)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (11)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Australia (2), Austria (2), Belgium (2), Brazil (5), Colombia (16), Denmark (1), the Dominican Republic (98), Ecuador (2), Fiji (2), France (3), Germany (32), Grenada (1), Haiti (2), Hungary (1), India (5), Indonesia (8), Italy (5), Japan (8), Mexico (6), Moldova (2), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (2), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (48), Peru (1), the Philippines (1), Poland (1), Puerto Rico (3), Romania (2), Trinidad and Tobago (6), Turkey (1), United States (52: Florida, New Jersey), Venezuela (7)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1), United States (7: Florida)

• Oligocene of France (1), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Japan (2), Mexico (1), Myanmar (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (2), Somalia (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (26: Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Haiti (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Austria (1), France (11), Indonesia (1), Italy (2), New Zealand (2), Nigeria (6), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (11), United States (24: Alabama, California, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Belgium (1), Denmark (4), France (1), Pakistan (1), United States (8: Alabama, California, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Germany (1), Switzerland (3), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 728 collections including 1254 occurrences

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