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Murphitys

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Perissityidae

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

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1987Murphitys Popenoe and Saul pp. 21 -22
2002Murphitys 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
genusMurphitys

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
W. P. Popenoe and L. R. Saul 1987Plumply bucciniform gastropods of small to medium size which have a rounded to doubly subangulate whorl profile. Whorls are ornamented by spiral ribs, two of which predominate, and short axial ribs. Outer lip expanded to form a rim which is thickened at its edge and has posterior, medial, and anterior denticles within. Parietal lip is roundly expanded. Columella has two folds. Anterior canal is moderately long, slightly curved, and has a fasciole near its tip.