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Murexsul oxytatus

Geological Range

Late Pliocene to Late Pleistocene; Extinct.

Paleogeographic Distribution

Costa Rica to southern Florida.

Remarks

Original Description (from M. Smith, 1938, p. 89):

"Sculpture fine, spiny processes sharp; shell inclined to be rather slender when compared with West Indian recent examples which are more rudely sculptured. The new subspecies appear to agree with living specimens from the Florida east coast and which may also bear the same name. Holotype deposited in the Museum of Comparative Zoology 22 mm. long; paratypes in the author's collection 26 mm. long. PL 6, fig. 6. Pliocene, Clewiston, Florida."

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Stratigraphic Occurrences

Late Pleistocene
Jaimanitas Formation (Cuba)
Middle Pleistocene
Bermont Formation (S. FL)
Early Pleistocene
Caloosahatchee Formation (S. FL)
Late Pliocene
Moin Formation (Costa Rica) (extends into Lower Pleistocene)
Tamiami Formation (Pinecrest Beds) (S. FL)
<i>Murexsul oxytatus</i> from the Late Pliocene Tamiami Fm. (Pinecrest Beds) of Sarasota County, Florida (UF 16094).
Murexsul oxytatus from the Late Pliocene Tamiami Fm. (Pinecrest Beds) of Sarasota County, Florida (UF 16094).
Specimen of <i>Murexsul oxytatus</i> figured by M. Smith (1938, pl. 6, fig. 6).
Specimen of Murexsul oxytatus figured by M. Smith (1938, pl. 6, fig. 6).
Late Pleistocene Map
Late Pleistocene Map
Middle Pleistocene Map
Middle Pleistocene Map
Early Pleistocene Map
Early Pleistocene Map
Late Pliocene Map
Late Pliocene Map