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Christitys

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Perissityidae

Taxonomy
Christitys was named by Popenoe and Saul (1987) [Sepkoski's age data: K Coni K Camp-l Sepkoski's reference number: 727].

It was assigned to Perissityidae by Popenoe and Saul (1987); and to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002).

Species
Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Christitys Popenoe and Saul p. 28
2002Christitys 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
familyPerissityidaePopenoe and Saul 1987
genusChristitys

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
W. P. Popenoe and L. R. Saul 1987Compactly turriculate to pyriform gastropods of small to moderate size with an angulate whorl periphery made nodose by short axial ribs. Aperture deltoid in shape with a broad posterior sinus adapical to the whorl periphery. Outer lip with posterior and medial denticulations. Columella with a fold near the base of the previous whorl and posterior and anterior denticulations.