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Leviathania

Gastropoda - Purpurinidae

Taxonomy
Leviathania was named by Golovinova and Korotkov (1986) [Sepkoski's age data: J Oxfo-u K Vala].

It was assigned to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Purpurinidae by Cataldo (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Leviathania Golovinova and Korotkov
2002Leviathania Sepkoski, Jr.
2014Leviathania Cataldo p. 1232

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyLittorinoidea(Gray 1840)
familyPurpurinidaeZittel 1895
genusLeviathaniaGolovinova and Korotkov 1986

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
C. S. Cataldo 2014However, the genera in this family, (e.g., Leviathania Golovinova and Korotkov, 1986) differ from Harpagodes by their wide, flat and subhorizontal subsutural ramp, limited by a prominent shoulder usually bearing strong nodes or coarse spines.