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Murex (Haustellum) pennae Maury 1934 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 107975

Alternative combinations: Murex (Murex) pennae, Murex pennae

Full reference: C. J. Maury. 1934. Fossil invertebrates from Northeastern Brazil. Bulletins of the American Museum of Natural History 67(4):123-179

Belongs to Murex (Haustellum) according to E. H. Vokes 1989

Sister taxa: Haustellum donmoorei, Haustellum haustellum, Haustellum mimiwilsoni, Haustellum polynematicus, Haustellum wilsoni, Murex (Haustellum) beyrichi, Murex (Haustellum) bonneti, Murex (Haustellum) naricus, Murex (Haustellum) tchihatcheffi

Type specimen: PRI 29313, a shell. Its type locality is Rio Pirabas (Maury coll.), which is in a Miocene shallow subtidal limestone/limestone in the Pirabas Formation of Brazil.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell 50.0 x 20.0