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Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Drilliidae

Drillia was named by Gray (1838) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than R Sepkoski's reference number: 700]. It is extant. Its type is Drillia umbilicata.

It was reranked as Turris (Drillia) by Gabb (1864), Gabb (1873) and Moody (1916); it was reranked as Pleurotoma (Drillia) by Dall (1903) and Aldrich (1906); it was reranked as Surcula (Drillia) by Anderson (1928); it was reranked as Tropisurcula (Drillia) by Mansfield (1940); it was reranked as Clavus (Drillia) by Baluk (2003).

It was assigned to Pleurotoma by Dall (1903) and Aldrich (1906); to Turris by Gabb (1864), Gabb (1873) and Moody (1916); to Pleurotomidae by Martin (1904) and Vredenburg (1921); to Gastropoda by Mansfield (1925); to Surcula by Anderson (1928); to Turrinae by Woodring (1928); to Tropisurcula by Mansfield (1940); to Clavinae by Woodring (1970); to Turridae by Oostingh (1935), Mukerjee (1939), Gardner (1948) and Kensley and Pether (1986); to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002); to Clavus by Baluk (2003); and to Drilliidae by Bouchet et al. (2011).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1838Drillia Gray p. 28
1864Turris (Drillia) Gabb p. 93
1873Turris (Drillia) Gabb p. 208
1903Pleurotoma (Drillia) Dall p. 1583
1904Drillia Martin p. 155
1906Pleurotoma (Drillia) Aldrich
1916Turris (Drillia) Moody p. 54
1921Drillia Vredenburg p. 103
1925Drillia Mansfield p. 16
1928Surcula (Drillia) Anderson p. 20
1928Drillia Woodring p. 162
1935Drillia Oostingh p. 111
1939Drillia Mukerjee p. 79
1940Tropisurcula (Drillia) Mansfield p. 205
1943Neodrillia Bartsch p. 83
1948Drillia Gardner p. 265
1970Drillia Woodring p. 374
1970Drillia (Neodrillia) Woodring p. 374
1986Drillia Kensley and Pether p. 195
2002Drillia Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Clavus (Drillia) Baluk p. 30
2004Neodrillia Petuch p. 295
2011Drillia Bouchet et al. p. 289

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyConoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyDrilliidae(Olsson 1964)
genusDrilliaGray 1838

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.

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