Murex Linnaeus 1758 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Parent taxon: Muricinae according to B. Landau et al. 2007

See also Gardner 1947, Gardner 1948, Harzhauser 2002, Harzhauser 2004, Ladd 1977, Ladd 1982, MacNeil 1960, Martin 1904, Mukerjee 1939, Oostingh 1935, Perrilliat 1987, Robba et al. 1989, Sepkoski 2002, Turner 1938, Vera-Peláez et al. 2004, Vokes 1989, Wienrich 2001 and Wilson 1994

Sister taxa: Bolinus, Caelobassus, Chicomurex, Chicoreus, Haustellum, Homolocantha, Maxwellia, Pazinotus, Phyllonotus, Poirieria, Vokesimurex

Subtaxa: Murex (Murex) Murex (Promurex) Murex (Rhinocantha) Murex (Subpterynotus) Murex (Tubicauda) Murex asteriscus Murex beali Murex bifrons Murex camplytropis Murex cancellinus Murex cingulatus Murex clathratus Murex colubrinus Murex contabulatus Murex crowfootii Murex davisi Murex didymus Murex fluctuosus Murex frondosus Murex grooti Murex hamiltonensis Murex junghuhni Murex kellumi Murex lignarius Murex macgillivrayi Murex manubriatus Murex minutus Murex mississippiensis Murex nodularius Murex pachystirus Murex packardi Murex paradoxicus Murex perangulatus Murex pondicherriensis Murex prionotus Murex pseudonystii Murex reedi Murex reticulosus Murex rhysus Murex sandersoni Murex scorpionius Murex spinacostatas Murex striatulus Murex textiliosus Murex torturosus Murex trinchinopolitensis Murex trinodosus Murex tripterus Murex tubifer Murex viperinus Murex wadiai

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Colombia (1 collection), Costa Rica (2), Eritrea (1), Fiji (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (2), Morocco (7), Panama (1), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (4), Sudan (1), Taiwan (7), Thailand (1), United States (3: Florida), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malaysia (6)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1), Fiji (3), Haiti (1), Holy See (Vatican City State) (1), Indonesia (4), Japan (4), Mexico (2), Pakistan (1), Panama (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (5: California, Florida)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Brazil (2), Colombia (1), Denmark (1), Fiji (2), France (1), Germany (13), Hungary (1), India (4), Indonesia (2), Italy (3), Japan (2), Mexico (2), Moldova (2), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), the Philippines (1), Poland (1), United States (18: Florida, New Jersey), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Haiti (1), United States (6: Florida)

• Oligocene of France (1), Greece (1), Mexico (1), Somalia (1), United States (3: Mississippi, North Carolina)

• Eocene of Australia (1), France (5), Italy (1), Peru (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (48: Alabama, California, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Denmark (4), Pakistan (1), United States (4: California, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Germany (1), Switzerland (3), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 224 collections including 306 occurrences

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