†subfamily Typhinae Cossmann 1903 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

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

See also Bouchet et al. 2005, Gertman 1969, Perrilliat 1992, Ponder and Warén 1988, Vokes 1983, Ward 1992 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, 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, Typhinellus, Typhis, Vitularia, Yasila, Yunomys

Subtaxa: Typhina Typhus

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (4 collections), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (3), Jamaica (4), Mexico (1), Panama (4), Venezuela (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Ecuador (3), Haiti (1), Panama (12), Trinidad and Tobago (1), United States (31: Florida)

• Oligocene of United States (2: Florida, Mississippi)

• Eocene of United States (10: Mississippi, Texas)

Total: 87 collections including 95 occurrences

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