Observations on Murex Messorius and Murex Tryoni with the Description of Two New Species of Murex

Emily H. Vokes


There is a widespread species of Murex in the Caribbean area, both fossil and living, which has been referred by most authors to M. messorius Sowerby. However, M. messorius was described without locality data and consequently has been the subject of some concern to the writer. In her Murex monograph (Vokes, 1963, p. 103) the name M. messorius was used upon the advice of A. A. Olsson, who considered the form later named M. woodringi by Clench and Perez Farfante to be the same.

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