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Meekospira symmetrica

Gastropoda - Meekospiridae

Taxonomy
Macrocheilus symmetricus was named by King (1844). Its type specimen is U.C.G. D819B, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Eulima symmetrica by Howse (1848) and Howse (1857); it was recombined as Turbonilla symmetrica by Geinitz (1861); it was recombined as Soleniscus symmetricus by Reed (1944); it was recombined as Macrochilina symmetrica by Pattison (1967); it was recombined as Meekospira symmetrica by Pattison (1977), Hollingworth and Barker (1991) and Mazaev (2015).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1844Macrocheilus symmetricus King p. 35 figs. pl. 16 f. 32-33
1848Eulima symmetrica Howse p. 241
1850Macrocheilus symmetricus King p. 211 figs. pl. 16 f. 32-33
1857Eulima symmetrica Howse p. 465
1861Turbonilla symmetrica Geinitz p. 46 fig. IIIa,b
1944Soleniscus symmetricus Reed p. 343 figs. Pl 58, fig 4
1967Macrochilina symmetrica Pattison p. 179
1977Meekospira symmetrica Pattison p. 217
1991Meekospira symmetrica Hollingworth and Barker pp. 360-361 figs. 19-20, 22.7-22.8
2015Meekospira symmetrica Mazaev p. 973 figs. Pl 37, figs 4-7

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
familyMeekospiridae
genusMeekospira
speciessymmetrica(King 1844)

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