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Acanthina (unicorn)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Taxonomy
Acanthina was named by Fischer de Waldheim (1807) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-l-u R]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Purpura (Acanthina) by Lecointre (1952).

It was assigned to Thaisidae by Olsson (1931); to Purpura by Lecointre (1952); to Thaididae by Gordillo (1991); to Muricidae by Todd (2001); to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002); and to Ocenebrinae by DeVries and Vermeij (1997), DeVries (2003) and DeVries (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1807Acanthina Fischer de Waldheim
1931Acanthina Olsson p. 106
1952Purpura (Acanthina) Lecointre
1991Acanthina Gordillo p. 129
1997Acanthina DeVries and Vermeij p. 613
2001Acanthina Todd
2002Acanthina Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Acanthina DeVries p. 333
2005Acanthina DeVries p. 278

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyMuricoideade Costa 1776
familyMuricidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyOcenebrinaeCossmann 1903
genusAcanthinaFischer de Waldheim 1807

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