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Aspella

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Taxonomy
Aspella was named by Mörch (1877) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-u R]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Trophon (Aspella) by Dall (1892).

It was assigned to Trophon by Dall (1892); to Muricinae by Vokes (1975) and Wilson (1994); to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002); and to Muricidae by Todd (2001) and Landau et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1877Aspella Mörch
1892Trophon (Aspella) Dall p. 243 figs. pl. 13, fig. 6
1975Aspella Vokes p. 132
1994Aspella Wilson p. 26
2001Aspella Todd
2002Aspella Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Aspella Landau et al. p. 20

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyMuricoideade Costa 1776
familyMuricidaeRafinesque 1815
genusAspellaMörch 1877

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