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Wendella

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae

Taxonomy
Wendella was named by Adegoke (1977) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than Sepkoski's reference number: 705].

It was assigned to Cerithiinae by Adegoke (1977); and to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1977Wendella Adegoke p. 76
2002Wendella Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderSorbeoconchaPonder and Lindberg 1997
superfamilyCerithioidea(FĂ©russac 1819)
familyCerithiidae(Fleming 1822)
subfamilyCerithiinaeFleming 1822
genusWendella

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
O. S. Adegoke 1977Medium-sized fusiform cerithiid with shell tapering uniformly at both ends. Spire high, consisting of about 9-10 straight-sided to gently convex whorls which increase progressively from the apex. Penultimate whorl wider than body whorl. Body whorl almost twice as wide as high, tapers gently to an abruptly truncated anterior end. Aperture small, subquadrate. Moderately thick parietal callus present. Columella slightly recurved.