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Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Hexaplex was named by Perry (1811) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 914]. It is extant. Its type is Murex cichoreum.

It was reranked as Murex (Hexaplex) by Abbott (1974).

It was assigned to Murex by Abbott (1974); to Muricinae by Vokes (1968) and Wilson (1994); to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002); and to Muricidae by Todd (2001), Harzhauser (2002) and Landau et al. (2007).

  • Aaronia was named by Verrill (1950). It is extant.

    It was reranked as Murex (Aaronia) by Verrill (1950); it was synonymized subjectively with Hexaplex by Vokes (1968).

    It was assigned to Murex by Verrill (1950).
  • Murithais was named by Grant and Gale (1931).

    It was synonymized subjectively with Hexaplex by Vokes (1968).
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1811Hexaplex Perry
1931Murithais Grant and Gale p. 729
1950Aaronia Verrill
1950Murex (Aaronia) Verrill p. 4
1968Hexaplex Vokes p. 92
1974Murex (Hexaplex) Abbott p. 173
1994Hexaplex Wilson p. 31
2001Hexaplex Todd
2002Hexaplex Harzhauser p. 94
2002Hexaplex Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Hexaplex Landau et al. p. 7

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyMuricoideade Costa 1776
familyMuricidaeRafinesque 1815
genusHexaplexPerry 1811

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.

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