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Manzonia (Alvinia)

Gastropoda - Rissoidae

Alvinia was named by Monterosato (1884) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo R]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Manzonia (Alvinia) by Kowalke and Harzhauser (2004).

It was assigned to Rissoidae by McLean and Coan (1996); to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Manzonia by Kowalke and Harzhauser (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1884Alvinia Monterosato
1903Taramellia Seguenza
1966Alvania (Taramellia) Ladd p. 62
1996Alvinia McLean and Coan p. 308
2002Alvinia Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Taramellia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Manzonia (Alvinia) Kowalke and Harzhauser p. 124

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
Discopoda(Fischer 1884)
superfamilyRissooideaGray 1847
familyRissoidaeGray 1847
subfamilyRissoinaeGray 1847
genusManzoniaBrusina 1870
subgenusAlvinia(Monterosato 1884)

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.

T. Kowalke and M. Harzhauser 2004Flemellia Nordsieck, 1972, which had been introduced as a new name for Taramellia Seguenza, 1903, Seguenziella Sacco, 1904 and Flemingia Jeffreys, 1884 with the type species Turbo zetlandicus Montagu, 1803, Recent, from the NE Atlantic (Wenz 1938−1944: 616, fig. 1717), represents a synonym. Alvinia differs from Alvania by its well−rounded base and by the roundish, thickened aperture with duplicated peristome lacking interior teeth. Ponder (1985) mentioned that M. (Alvinia) probably had diverged from Alvania in the Paleo− gene, because species from the Eocene of the Paris Basin are similar to recent congeners from the eastern Atlantic and from the Mediterranean, and only differed in peristome morphology, which was not duplicated.