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Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae
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).
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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.