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Dermomurex (Trialatella) antecessor Vokes 1975 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 158693

Full reference: E. H. Vokes. 1975. Cenozoic Muricidae of the Western Atlantic region. Part VI - Aspella and Dermomurex. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology 11(3):121-162

Belongs to Dermomurex (Trialatella) according to E. H. Vokes 1975

Sister taxa: Dermomurex (Trialatella) abyssicola, Dermomurex (Trialatella) cunninghamae, Dermomurex (Trialatella) farleyensis

Type specimen: USNM 647446, a shell. Its type locality is TU 954 - Pueblo Nuevo [Moin Fm], which is in a Pliocene coastal horizon in the Moin Formation of Costa Rica.

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell 17.0 x 8.2