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Liocium

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Turridae

Taxonomy
Liocium was named by Gabb (1869) [Sepkoski's age data: K Ceno Sepkoski's reference number: 1066].

It was assigned to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Pseudomelaniidae by Squires and Saul (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1869Liocium Gabb
2002Liocium Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Liocium Squires and Saul pp. 147-148

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyConoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyTurridaeSwainson 1840
familyPseudomelaniidaeCossmann 1909
genusLiociumGabb 1869

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
R. L. Squires and L. R. Saul 2003Shell small, elongate tear-drop. Upper spire whorls flat, more mature whorls somewhat convex. Shell glossy and smooth or with complex, wrinkled-looking sculpture. Aperture ovate, anteriorly notched and posteriorly acute.