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Vokesimurex messorius Sowerby 1841 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 156725

Alternative combinations: Murex (Haustellum) messorius, Murex (Murex) messorius, Murex messorius

Synonyms: Murex (Murex) sutilis White 1887 (no. 157678), Murex (Murex) woodringi Clench and Pérez Farfante 1945 (no. 157680), Murex funiculatus Reeve 1845 (no. 187925), Murex nigrescens Sowerby II 1841 (no. 187900), Murex samui Sunderland 2003 (no. 187926), Murex sutilis White 1887 (no. 157677)

Belongs to Vokesimurex according to B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva 2010

Sister taxa: Vokesimurex anniae, Vokesimurex bellegladeensis, Vokesimurex cabritii, Vokesimurex chrysostoma, Vokesimurex polynematicus, Vokesimurex recurvirostris, Vokesimurex rubidus, Vokesimurex sallasi, Vokesimurex tryoni

Type specimens:

  • Vokesimurex messorius: BMNH 1964-349, a shell
  • Murex (Murex) woodringi:
  • Murex funiculatus:
  • Murex nigrescens:
  • Murex samui:
  • Murex sutilis: No number, a shell.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell 49.3 x 22.2