Busycon carica Gmelin 1792 (whelk)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Alternative combinations: Busycon (Busycon) carica, Murex carica, Pyrula carica

Synonyms: Busycon carica rucksorum Petuch 1994, Busycon rucksorum Petuch 1994

Belongs to Busycon according to A. J. W. Hendy et al. 2008

See also Cooke 1936, Holmes 1858, Olsson 1967, Petuch and Roberts 2007 and Spencer and Campbell 1987

Sister taxa: Busycon (Busycoarctum), Busycon (Busycon), Busycon (Sinistrofulgur), Busycon (Sycotypus), Busycon aldrichi, Busycon alencasterae, Busycon alumense, Busycon atraktoides, Busycon contrarium, Busycon dasum, Busycon epispiniger, Busycon filosum, Busycon foerstei, Busycon fusiformis, Busycon perversum, Busycon radix, Busycon sicyoides, Busycon sinistrum, Busycon spiniger, Busycon tritonis, Pyruella blountense, Busycon (Echinofulgur) echinatum, Fulguropsis feldmanni

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (30: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia collections)

Total: 30 collections each including a single occurrence

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