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Dermomurex (Dermomurex) engonatus

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Trophon (Aspella) engonatus was named by Dall (1892) [DISTRIBUTION: Pliocene-Pleistocene; Florida. TYPE SPECIMEN: Lectotype.]. Its type specimen is USNM 113273, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is TU 539b - Shell Creek [Caloosahatchee Fm], which is in a Pleistocene coastal marl in the Caloosahatchee Formation of Florida.

It was recombined as Aspella (Aspella) engonata by Olsson and Harbison (1953); it was recombined as Dermomurex (Dermomurex) engonatus by Vokes (1975).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1892Trophon (Aspella) engonatus Dall p. 243 figs. pl. 13, fig. 6
1953Aspella (Aspella) engonata Olsson and Harbison p. 251
1975Dermomurex (Dermomurex) engonatus Vokes p. 136

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EubilateriaAx 1987
subclassCaenogastropoda(Cox 1959)
Sorbeoconcha(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
Hypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
superorderLatrogastropodaRiedel 2000
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyMuricoideade Costa 1776
familyMuricidaeRafinesque 1815
genusDermomurexMonterosato 1890
subgenusDermomurexMonterosato 1890
speciesengonatus(Dall 1892)

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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No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: carnivoref
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2009-09-10 08:22:24
Modified: 2009-09-10 10:22:24
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Pliocene to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 3.60000 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (21 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588USA (Florida) Dermomurex engonatus (146873)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588USA (Florida) Dermomurex engonatus (92344 92362 92363 92624 92664)
Late/Upper Pliocene - Early/Lower Pleistocene3.6 - 0.781USA (Florida) Dermomurex engonatus (92364 92657 92693)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781USA (Florida) Aspella engonata (79331) Dermomurex engonatus (92334 92335 92336 92337 type locality: 92340 92342 92692)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117USA (Florida) Dermomurex engonatus (92332 92333 92498)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117USA (Florida) Dermomurex engonatus (92674)