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Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Volutidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1906Adelomelon Dall p. 143
1954Janeithoe Pilsbry and Olsson p. 295
1989Adelomelon Darragh p. 237
1991Adelomelon Gordillo p. 129
1999Adelomelon Frassinetti and Covacevich p. 53
2002Adelomelon Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Adelomelon Nielsen and Frassinetti p. 90
2008Adelomelon Nielson and Valdovinos p. 210

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyMuricoideade Costa 1776
familyVolutidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyZidoninaeAdams and A 1853
genusAdelomelonDall 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.

S. N. Nielsen and D. Frassinetti 2007Shell elongate-oval to barrel-shaped, aperture about twice height of spire. Protoconch unknown. Teleoconch of about six whorls. Whorls convex, broad subsutural ramp slightly concave. Moderately strong, elongate nodes on shoulder present, hinted at, or absent. Suture slightly depressed. Numerous rounded spiral cords present over whole teleoconch, secondary threads present on some specimens. Interspaces equal or narrower to spirals. Last whorl constricted to form slightly twisted, wide siphonal canal. Fasciole prominent. Aperture elongate-oval. Columella slightly bent, bearing three folds. Well-defined parietal callus present. Height up to 140 mm.