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Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae

Barbarofusus was named by Grabau and Shimer (1909) [Sepkoski's age data: T Plio R Sepkoski's reference number: 123]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002); and to Fasciolariidae by Callomon and Snyder (2017).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1909Barbarofusus Grabau and Shimer
2002Barbarofusus Sepkoski, Jr.
2017Barbarofusus Callomon and Snyder p. 73

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyBuccinoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyFasciolariidaeGray 1853
genusBarbarofususGrabau and Shimer 1909

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.

P. Callomon and M. A. Snyder 2017Shell small to medium for family
(to 49 mm SL), bucciniform with short, broad rostrum.
Small, bulbous and slightly heterostrophic protoconch of ca. 1.5 whorls; teleoconch sculpture of thick, rounded and evenly spaced axial ribs that span sutures in early whorls and become reduced in final part of body whorl. Six to eight major spiral cords between sutures of early whorls with occasional minor cords interspersed; cords expanding only slightly in crossing axial ribs. Cords cover entire adult shell, ca. 25 in adult specimen, thickening slightly towards anterior end. Fine axial sculpture of growth lirae over entire shell. Columellar margin of aperture and canal distinct; slightly edged in distal part of canal. Interior of aperture with ca. 20 spiral cords arranged in rough pairs; cords terminate at uniform distance from lip. Aperture wall immediately behind lip clearly thickened; lip margin thickened and glossy with crenulations corresponding to external spiral cords. Canal short, open; rostrum slightly reflexed.