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Gastropoda - Naticidae

Lunatia was named by Gray (1847) [Sepkoski's age data: K Apti R Sepkoski's reference number: 123,157]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Natica (Lunatia) by de Gregorio (1890); it was reranked as Polinices (Lunatia) by Dall (1892) and Nagao (1928); it was reranked as Polynices (Lunatia) by Martin (1904); it was synonymized subjectively with Euspira by Kabat (1991).

It was assigned to Natica by de Gregorio (1890); to Polynices by Martin (1904); to Polinices by Dall (1892) and Nagao (1928); to Naticidae by Olsson (1931), Marasti (1973) and Ward and Blackwelder (1987); and to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1847Lunatia Gray
1890Natica (Lunatia) de Gregorio p. 149
1892Polinices (Lunatia) Dall p. 373
1904Polynices (Lunatia) Martin p. 252
1928Polinices (Lunatia) Nagao p. 119
1931Lunatia Olsson p. 69
1973Lunatia Marasti p. 88
1987Lunatia Ward and Blackwelder p. 132
2002Lunatia Sepkoski, Jr.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyNaticoidea(Forbes 1838)
familyNaticidaeGuilding 1834
genusLunatiaGray 1847

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.

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