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Cenozoic Muricidae of the Western Atlantic Region Part VII - Calotrophon and Attiliosa

  title={Cenozoic Muricidae of the Western Atlantic Region Part VII - Calotrophon and Attiliosa},
  author={Emily H. Vokes},
  journal={Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology},
  • E. Vokes
  • Published 12 April 2017
  • Biology
  • Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology
The two small genus-groups of Calotrophon Hertlein and Strong and Attiliosa Emerson are shown to be recently derived lines, presumed to come from a Poirieria (Panamurex) ancestor sometime during the Miocene. As emerging groups both demonstrate an amount of specific variability unusual in the Muricinae. There are only six species in Calotrophon: one from the eastern Pacific (the type) and five western Atlantic, of which two are described herein. These are C. ascensus, n. sp., from the… 


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