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Cantharulus

Gastropoda - Ranellidae

Taxonomy
Cantharulus was named by Meek (1876) [Sepkoski's age data: K Barr-u T Pale].

It was assigned to Ranellidae by Kiel (2001); and to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1876Cantharulus Meek
2001Cantharulus Kiel p. 86
2002Cantharulus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyTonnoidea(Suter 1913)
familyRanellidaeGray 1854
genusCantharulusMeek 1876

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
S. Kiel 2001The fusiform shell has angular whorls formed by a subsutural ramp (but no constriction) and a rounded base. The aperture is elongate egg-shaped and the columella has no folds.