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Gastropoda - Epitoniidae
It was reranked as Scala (Sthenorytis) by Conrad (1863); it was reranked as Epitonium (Sthenorytis) by Dall (1908) and Durham (1937); it was reranked as Scala (Sthenorhytis) by Brown (1913) and Brown (1913); it was reranked as Epitonium (Sthenorhytis) by Cooke (1919); it was corrected as Sthenorytis by Todd (2001); it was misspelled as Sthenorhytis by Sepkoski (2002).
It was assigned to Scala by Conrad (1863), Brown (1913) and Brown (1913); to Epitonium by Dall (1908), Cooke (1919) and Durham (1937); to Epitoniidae by Todd (2001); and to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002).
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|J. W. Durham 1937||Shell heavy, body whorl very large, spire short; sutures deep; axial varices prominent, continuous from whorl to whorl, usually recurved posteriorly; spiral ribs usually heavy, basal keel present; aperture nearly round, entire, no distinct auricle; umbilicus usually covered. Living in Atlantic and Pacific in warm waters, to 805 fathoms in tropics, usually on sandy bottoms.|