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Calotrophon ostrearum Conrad 1846 (murex snail)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 91537

Alternative combinations: Murex ostrearum, Muricidea ostrearum, Muricopsis ostrearum, Pseudosalpinx ostrearum

Synonyms: Cantharus (Pseudosalpinx) floridana Conrad 1869 (no. 158741), Cantharus perplexus Olsson and Harbison 1953 (no. 91538), Muricidea floridana Conrad 1869 (no. 158736), Muricopsis floridana Conrad 1869 (no. 158739), Urosalpinx floridana Conrad 1869 (no. 158734)

Belongs to Calotrophon according to E. H. Vokes 1976

Sister taxa: Calotrophon andrewsi, Calotrophon ascensus, Calotrophon emilyae

Subtaxa: Calotrophon ostrearum conradi

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Type specimens:

  • Calotrophon ostrearum: ANSP 36551, a shell
  • Cantharus (Pseudosalpinx) floridana:
  • Cantharus perplexus:

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): shell length 29.2