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Pterotrachea

Gastropoda - Pterotracheidae

Discussion

NOTE: this is based on a living genus, but the fossils are reported only from the Jurassic. These almost certainly are not Pterotrachea, but just as long as we do not range them through to the present, then it should not matter too much.

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Taxonomy
Pterotrachea was named by Forskal (1775) [Sepkoski's age data: J Toar-l Sepkoski's reference number: 1066. ].

It was assigned to Firolidae by Wilson (1993); to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Pterotracheidae by Rafinesque (1814) and Bouchet et al. (2005).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1775Pterotrachea Forskal
1791Firola Bruguière
1814Pterotrachea Rafinesque
1993Pterotrachea Wilson p. 254
2002Pterotrachea Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Pterotrachea Bouchet et al. p. 146

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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
superfamilyPterotracheoideaRafinesque 1814
familyPterotracheidaeRafinesque 1814
genusPterotracheaForskal 1775

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