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Cerithium (Perucerithium)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Cerithium (Perucerithium) Olsson p. 83
2002Perucerithium Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderSorbeoconchaPonder and Lindberg 1997
superfamilyCerithioidea(Férussac 1819)
familyCerithiidae(Fleming 1822)
subfamilyCerithiinaeFleming 1822
genusCerithiumBruguière 1789
subgenusPerucerithium

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
A. A. Olsson 1929Shell large, heavy, solid ; whorls numerous between close, linear or deeply channelled sutures ; surface smooth, or with heavy longitudinal ribs or folds, the base flattened or convex, and generally with spiral sculpture; outer lip thin, sinuous, slightly expanded about the basal portion ; there is a wide, shallow, posterior sinus, its axis about the middle of the whorls and midway between the sutures ; anterior canal short, apparently with a typical, recurved cerithial canal ; growth-lines sinuous, following the contour of the outer lip.