Late Pliocene to Middle Pleistocene; Recent.
Southern Florida to South Carolina.
For information on the modern distribution of the species, see Malacolog.
Original Description (from Emmons, 1858, p. 247-248):
"Shell rather globose, or obtusely fusiform, and with four principal varices; intermediate ones ireegular and spirally, traversed by many angular ridges, body whirl inflated, aperture oval, peristome continuous, and extended posteriorly on the body whirl, forming an angulated canal; outer lip ridged within and crenulated on the margin; collumella lip ridged, and one ridge at the posterior angle; beak reflexed. Miocene of the Cape Fear River; half the natural size."
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Synonymous with Murex globosus Emmons, 1858 (original combination) and Chicoreus globosus.