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Melanella kaiparaensis

Gastropoda - Eulimidae

Taxonomy
Balcis kaiparaensis was named by Laws (1939). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Pakaurangi Point, Kaipara Harbour, which is in an Otaian coastal sandstone in the Pakaurangi Formation of New Zealand.

It was recombined as Melanella kaiparaensis by Beu et al. (1990).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1939Balcis kaiparaensis Laws pp. 494 - 495 fig. 73
1990Melanella kaiparaensis Beu et al. p. 439

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyVanikoroideaGray 1840
familyEulimidaePhilippi 1853
genusMelanellaBowdich 1822
specieskaiparaensis()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Locomotion: actively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: carnivoref
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2009-09-10 08:26:47
Modified: 2009-09-10 10:26:47
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: Otaian or 21.70000 to 19.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Otaian21.7 - 19.0New Zealand (Auckland) Balcis kaiparaensis (type locality: 84915)