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Nucella lapillus

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Taxonomy
Buccinum lapillus was named by Linnaeus (1758) [DISTRIBUTION: Pleistocene-Recent; Western Atlantic.]. It is extant.

It was recombined as Purpura lapillus by Rigacci (1866) and Wood (1879); it was recombined as Thais lapillus by Richards (1962); it was recombined as Nucella lapillus by Hendy et al. (2008).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Buccinum lapillus Linnaeus p. 739
1866Purpura lapillus Rigacci p. 44
1879Purpura lapillus Wood p. 5
1962Thais lapillus Richards
2008Nucella lapillus Hendy et al.

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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
genusNucella
specieslapillus(Linnaeus 1758)

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