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Malea quilonensis

Gastropoda - Tonnidae

Taxonomy
Malea quilonensis was named by Dey (1961) [DISTRIBUTION: Early Miocene; India.]. It is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Quilon Limestone (Quilon, Kerala), which is in a Miocene carbonate limestone in the Quilon Limestone Formation of India.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1961Malea quilonensis Dey

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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
superfamilyTonnoidea(Suter 1913)
familyTonnidaeSuter 1913
genusMaleaValenciennes 1833
speciesquilonensis

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