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Typhis (Typhina) mississippiensis Gertman 1969 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 157991

Full reference: R. L. Gertman. 1969. Cenozoic Typhinae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of the Western Atlantic region. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology 7(4):143-192

Belongs to Typhis (Typhina) according to R. L. Gertman 1969

Sister taxa: Typhina alata, Typhina belcheri, Typhina disjunctus, Typhina expansa, Typhina laciniatus, Typhina obesa, Typhis (Typhina) palmerae, Typhis (Talityphis) puertoricensis, Typhis (Talityphis) carmenae, Typhis (Talityphis) siphon, Typhis (Talityphis) precursor, Typhis (Talityphis) olssoni, Typhis (Talityphis) eucteanus, Typhis (Talityphis) pterinus, Typhis (Talityphis) lampada

Type specimen: USNM 646213, a shell. Its type locality is TU 226 - Hiwannee [Red Bluff Clay], which is in an Oligocene marine claystone in the Red Bluff Clay Formation of Mississippi.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell 19.7 x 11.7