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Proscala

Gastropoda - Nystiellidae

Taxonomy
Proscala was named by Cossmann (1912) [Sepkoski's age data: K Haut T Dani Sepkoski's reference number: 157,914].

It was assigned to Epitoniidae by Beu et al. (1990); to Nystiellidae by Kiel (2001); and to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002).

Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1912Proscala Cossmann
1990Proscala Beu et al. p. 411
2001Proscala Kiel p. 73
2002Proscala Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
RankNameAuthor
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
Ptenoglossa(Gray 1853)
superfamilyEpitonioidea(Berry 1910)
familyNystiellidaeClench and Turner 1952
genusProscalaCossmann 1912

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
S. Kiel 2001The high spired shell has little convex volutions with varix-like axial ribs and fine spiral striae. Sutures are constricted and show a basal plate.