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Pseudogaleodea

Gastropoda - Ficidae

Taxonomy
Pseudogaleodea was named by Nagao (1932) [Sepkoski's age data: K Coni , K Sant Sepkoski's reference number: 909].

It was assigned to Cassidae by Wenz (1941); to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Ficidae by Squires and Saul (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1932Pseudogaleodea Nagao
1941Pseudogaleodea Wenz
2002Pseudogaleodea Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Pseudogaleodea Squires and Saul p. 54

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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
superfamilyFicoideaMeek 1864
familyFicidaeMeek 1864
genusPseudogaleodeaNagao 1932

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 2003Pseudogaleodea does not have the following characters that are present in Galeodea: a strongly twisted anterior canal, a columella with a large spread of callus whose free edge produces a false umbilicus, and an outer lip that is internally denticulate. These characters suggest that Pseudogaleodea is a ficid rather than a cassid.