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Malea

Gastropoda - Tonnidae

Taxonomy
Malea was named by Valenciennes (1833) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo R Sepkoski's reference number: 614]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Dolium (Malea) by Mörch (1860); it was reranked as Tonna (Malea) by Rutsch (1934) and Rutsch (1934).

It was assigned to Dolium by Mörch (1860); to Tonna by Rutsch (1934) and Rutsch (1934); to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Tonnidae by Woodring (1959), Wilson (1993), Todd (2001), Beu (2005), Landau and Marques da Silva (2010) and Beu (2010).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1833Malea Valenciennes p. 324
1860Dolium (Malea) Mörch p. 83
1929Quimalea Iredale p. 345
1934Tonna (Malea) Rutsch p. 60
1959Malea Woodring p. 208
1977Quimalea Ladd p. 36
1993Malea Wilson p. 252
2001Malea Todd
2002Malea Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Quimalea Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Malea Beu p. 112
2010Malea Beu
2010Malea Landau and Marques da Silva p. 49

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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

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