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Vokesimurex messorius

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Murex messorius was named by Sowerby (1841) [DISTRIBUTION: Early Miocene-Recent; Caribbean.]. It is extant. Its type specimen is BMNH 1964-349, a shell.

It was recombined as Murex (Haustellum) messorius by Trechmann (1933) and Vokes (1989); it was recombined as Murex (Murex) messorius by Vokes (1963); it was recombined as Vokesimurex messorius by Landau and Marques da Silva (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1841Murex messorius Sowerby figs. pl. 194, fig. 93
1841Murex nigrescens Sowerby II p. 198 figs. fig. 113
1845Murex funiculatus Reeve figs. pl. 19, fig. 74
1887Murex sutilis White p. 137 figs. pl. 11, fig. 11
1911Murex messorius Brown and Pilsbry p. 352
1917Murex messorius Maury p. 101
1922Murex messorius Olsson p. 131
1933Murex (Haustellum) messorius Trechmann p. 38
1945Murex (Murex) woodringi Clench and Pérez Farfante p. 9 figs. pl. 4, figs. 1-3
1960Murex messorius Barrios p. 279
1963Murex (Murex) messorius Vokes p. 103
1963Murex (Murex) sutilis Vokes p. 103
1989Murex (Haustellum) messorius Vokes p. 25
2003Murex samui Sunderland figs. pl. 16
2010Vokesimurex messorius Landau and Marques da Silva p. 62

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyMuricoideade Costa 1776
familyMuricidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyMuricinaeda Costa 1776
genusVokesimurexPetuch 1994
speciesmessorius(Sowerby 1841)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available