Abstract

The Indo-West Pacific species of Murex and Haustellum are revised and several species heretofore included in Murex s.s. are transferred to Haustellum, which is recognised as a separate genus. In all, 55 species-group taxa are recognised. Of these, 26 species (including six new) or subspecies (including three new) of Murex, and 17 species (including one new) or subspecies of Haustellum,occur in the Recent fauna. Four taxa of fossil Murex and six of Haustellum are also recognised. A subgenus of Murex isdescribed to include one Recent and two fossil species, one from the European Tertiary. All Recent species are redescribed in detail and their distribution given. Ten new species-group taxa are named: Murex falsitribulus, M. kerslakae, M. spectabilis, M. queenslandicus, M. spicatus, M. altispira and Haustellum dolichourus n.spp.; and M. tenuirostrum africanus, M. pecten soelae and M. brevispina ornamentalis n.subspp. The subgenus Promurex is proposed for Murex antelmei.

The known (albeit limited) biological information about these two genera is summarised and comparisons are made with related genera, based upon shell, radular and anatomical data.

 
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Short Form
Ponder and Vokes, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 8: 1–160
Author
Winston F. Ponder; E. H. Vokes
Year
1988
Title
A revision of the Indo-West Pacific fossil and Recent species of Murex s.s. and Haustellum (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Muricidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
8
Start Page
1
End Page
160
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.8.1988.96
Language
English
Date Published
29 April 1988
Cover Date
29 April 1988
ISBN
ISBN 0-7305-4538-5
ISSN
0812-7387
CODEN
RAMSEZ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA: GASTROPODA; TAXONOMY
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Reference Number
96
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