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Hexaplex (Hexaplex) fulvescens Sowerby 1834 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 158864

Alternative combinations: Murex (Hexaplex) fulvescens, Murex (Phyllonotus) fulvescens, Murex fulvescens, Muricanthus fulvescens

Synonym: Murex (Poirieria) burryi Clench and Pérez Farfante 1945 (taxon 158866)

Belongs to Hexaplex (Hexaplex) according to E. H. Vokes 1968

Sister taxa: Hexaplex (Hexaplex) colei, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) engonatus, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) etheringtoni, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) katherinae, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) marksi, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) silvaticus, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) strausi, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) supernus, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) texanus, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) vanuxemi, Hexaplex (Hexaplex) veatchi

Type specimens:

  • Hexaplex (Hexaplex) fulvescens: No number, a shell
  • Murex (Poirieria) burryi:

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell length 85.0