Calotrophon ostrearum Conrad 1846 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Alternative combinations: Murex ostrearum, Muricidea ostrearum, Muricopsis ostrearum, Pseudosalpinx ostrearum

Synonyms: Cantharus (Pseudosalpinx) floridana Conrad 1869, Cantharus perplexus Olsson and Harbison 1953, Muricidea floridana Conrad 1869, Muricopsis floridana Conrad 1869, Urosalpinx floridana Conrad 1869

Belongs to Calotrophon according to E. H. Vokes 1976

See also DuBar 1962, Gardner 1948, Hoerle 1970, Olsson and Harbison 1953 and Rosenberg 2005

Sister taxa: Calotrophon andrewsi, Calotrophon ascensus, Calotrophon emilyae

Subtaxa: Calotrophon ostrearum conradi

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Type specimens:

  • Calotrophon ostrearum: ANSP 36551, a shell
  • Cantharus (Pseudosalpinx) floridana:
  • Cantharus perplexus:

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore


• Quaternary of United States (38: Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina collections)

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

• Pliocene of United States (23: Florida, South Carolina)

Total: 65 collections including 66 occurrences

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