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Carota

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Volutidae

Taxonomy
Carota was named by Stephenson (1952) [Sepkoski's age data: K Ceno-m R Sepkoski's reference number: 614]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Volutidae by Stephenson (1952) and Saul and Popenoe (1993); and to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002).

Species
Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1952Carota Stephenson pp. 184 - 185
1993Carota Saul and Popenoe pp. 373 - 374
2002Carota Sepkoski, Jr.

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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
familyVolutidaeRafinesque 1815
genusCarota

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
L. W. Stephenson 1952This medium to large volutid is characterized by its spire of medium height, relatively large, strongly tilted protoconch, elongated, gracefully curved body whorl, coarsely noded shoulder angle, a deep notch at the intersection of the shoulder angle with the outer lip, 2 or 3 coarse folds on the columella, and a relatively fine pattern of spiral ornamentation.
L. R. Saul and W. P. Popenoe 1993Medium to large volutids with medium height spire; relatively large, strongly tilted protoconch; elongated, gracefully curved body whorl; coarsely noded shoulder angle; a deep notch at intersection of shoulder angle with outer lip; two or three coarse folds on columella; and a relatively fine pattern of spiral ornamentation.