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Bittiolum alternatum

Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae

Taxonomy
Turritella alternata was named by Say (1822) [DISTRIBUTION: Pleistocene-Recent; Western Atlantic.]. It is extant.

It was recombined as Diastoma alternatum by Spencer and Campbell (1987); it was recombined as Bittiolum alternatum by Hendy et al. (2008).

Synonyms
  • Pasithea nigra was named by Totten (1834) [DISTRIBUTION: Pleistocene-Recent; Caribbean.]. It is extant.

    It was recombined as Cerithium nigrum by Woodring et al. (1924); it was synonymized subjectively with Bittiolum alternatum by Hendy et al. (2008).
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1822Turritella alternata Say pp. 243-244
1834Pasithea nigra Totten p. 369 figs. figs. 7a-b
1924Cerithium nigrum Woodring and et al.
1987Diastoma alternatum Spencer and Campbell
2008Bittiolum alternatum Hendy et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderSorbeoconchaPonder and Lindberg 1997
superfamilyCerithioidea(Férussac 1819)
familyCerithiidae(Fleming 1822)
genusBittiolumCossmann 1906
speciesalternatum(Say 1822)

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