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Melongena melongena

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Taxonomy
Murex melongena was named by Linnaeus (1758) [DISTRIBUTION: Recent; Caribbean.]. It is extant. It is the type species of Melongena.

It was recombined as Melongena melongena by Schumacher (1817), Barrios (1960), Petuch and Roberts (2007) and Landau and Marques da Silva (2010).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Murex melongena Linnaeus
1817Melongena fasciata Schumacher
1817Melongena melongena Schumacher p. 106
1943Melongena margaritana Richards p. 120 figs. figs. 1-2
1960Melongena melongena Barrios p. 284
2007Melongena melongena Petuch and Roberts p. 183
2010Melongena melongena Landau and Marques da Silva p. 77

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyBuccinoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyMelongenidaeGill 1867
subfamilyMelongeninae(Gill 1871)
genusMelongenaSchumacher 1817
speciesmelongena(Linnaeus 1758)

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