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Malea elliptica

Gastropoda - Tonnidae

Taxonomy
Malea elliptica was named by Pilsbry and Johnston (1917) [DISTRIBUTION: Miocene-Pliocene?; Circum-Caribbean]. It is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Malea camura elliptica by Maury (1925).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1917Malea elliptica Pilsbry and Johnston
1922Malea elliptica Olsson p. 139
1922Malea elliptica Pilsbry p. 363 figs. pl. 29, figs. 1, 9
1925Malea camura elliptica Maury p. 218
1959Malea elliptica Woodring p. 209
2010Malea elliptica Beu p. 257

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyTonnoidea(Suter 1913)
familyTonnidaeSuter 1913
genusMaleaValenciennes 1833
speciesellipticaPilsbry and Johnston 1917

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