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Exelissa (Teliochilus)

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Cryptaulacidae

Taxonomy
Exelissa (Teliochilus) was named by Cossmann (1906) [Sepkoski's age data: J Sine].

It was reranked as Teliochilus by Sepkoski (2002) and Guzhov (2004).

It was assigned to Exelissa by Cossmann (1906); to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Exelissinae by Guzhov (2004).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1879Tomocheilus Gemmellaro
1894Tomocheilus Kittl p. 232
1906Exelissa (Teliochilus) Cossmann p. 43
2002Teliochilus Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Teliochilus Guzhov p. S507

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderSorbeoconchaPonder and Lindberg 1997
superfamilyCerithioidea(Férussac 1819)
familyCryptaulacidaeGründel 1976
subfamilyExelissinae
genusExelissaPiette 1860
subgenusTeliochilusCossmann 1906

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. V. Guzhov 2004Shell small, ranging from low-turriculate to turriculate, with convex generating line. Whorls nongradate, convex. Suture shallow. Omamentation composed of numerous fine ribs and several wide, rounded folds. Tubercles not present. Last whorl descending downwards, elongated anteriorly, and losing folds. Shell base high, widely conical, convex, with small ribs. Aperture circular, with thickened inner lip and rudimentary parietal canal.