Murex (Murex) Linnaeus 1758 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Synonyms: Acupurpura, Murex (Acupurpura)

Parent taxon: Murex according to M.C. Perrilliat 1987

See also Gardner 1947, Hendy 2007, Ladd 1977, Ladd 1982, Oostingh 1935, Robba et al. 1989, Sepkoski 2002 and Vredenburg 1925

Sister taxa: Murex (Promurex), Murex (Rhinocantha), Murex (Subpterynotus), Murex (Tubicauda), Murex asteriscus, Murex bifrons, Murex calvus, Murex camplytropis, Murex cancellinus, Murex cingulatus, Murex clathratus, Murex colubrinus, Murex contabulatus, Murex crowfootii, Murex didymus, Murex fluctuosus, Murex frondosus, Murex grooti, Murex hamiltonensis, Murex junghuhni, Murex lignarius, Murex macgillivrayi, Murex manubriatus, Murex minutus, Murex mississippiensis, Murex nodularius, Murex pachystirus, Murex paradoxicus, Murex pondicherriensis, Murex pseudonystii, Murex reedi, Murex reticulosus, Murex rhysus, Murex sandersoni, Murex scorpionius, Murex striatulus, Murex textiliosus, Murex torturosus, Murex trinchinopolitensis, Murex trinodosus, Murex tripterus, Murex tubifer, Murex viperinus, Murex wadiai

Subtaxa: Murex (Acupurpura) verbeeki Murex (Murex) antillarum Murex (Murex) chipolanus Murex (Murex) djarianensis Murex (Murex) gilli Murex (Murex) nicholsi Murex (Murex) quirosensis Murex (Murex) toreia Murex (Murex) troscheli

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Colombia (1 collection), Indonesia (1), the Philippines (1), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene of Fiji (3), Haiti (1), Indonesia (4), Pakistan (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (1), Fiji (2), Indonesia (2), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), United States (16: Florida)

Total: 37 collections including 51 occurrences

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