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Muricopsis

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Taxonomy
Muricopsis was named by Bucquoy et al. (1882) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than R Sepkoski's reference number: 914]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Murex (Muricopsis) by Harris (1897).

It was assigned to Murex by Harris (1897); to Muricopsinae by Wilson (1994); to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002); and to Muricidae by Gardner (1947), Todd (2001) and Landau et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1882Muricopsis Bucquoy et al.
1897Murex (Muricopsis) Harris
1947Muricopsis Gardner p. 529
1994Muricopsis Wilson p. 39
2001Muricopsis Todd
2002Muricopsis Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Muricopsis Landau et al. p. 42

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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
familyMuricidaeRafinesque 1815
genusMuricopsisBucquoy et al. 1882

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