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Trachoecus

Gastropoda - Allogastropoda - Trachoecidae

Taxonomy
Trachoecus was named by Kittl (1894) [Sepkoski's age data: Tr Carn]. Its type is Trachoecus gemmellaroi.

It was assigned to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Trachoecidae by Bandel (1994), Bandel (1995) and Bouchet et al. (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1894Trachoecus Kittl p. 240
1994Trachoecus Bandel p. 194
1995Trachoecus Bandel p. 29
2002Trachoecus Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Trachoecus Bouchet et al. p. 173

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassHeterostropha
orderAllogastropodaHaszprunar 1985
superfamilyMathildoideaDall 1889
familyTrachoecidaeBandel 1994
genusTrachoecus

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
K. Bandel 1995The slender high-ovate c. 1 cm high shell with a sharp spire is composed of weakly convex whorls ornamented by inclined axial folds on a background of fine spiral lirae. The aperture has a simple outer lip and a thickened inner lip forming a slit with the columella. A short anterior apertural notch is present. The protoconch is smooth and of tofanellid type.