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Palaeatractus

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Taxonomy
Palaeatractus was named by Gabb (1869) [Sepkoski's age data: K Sn].

It was assigned to Melongenidae by Saul and Popenoe (1993); and to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1869Palaeatractus Gabb
1993Palaeatractus Saul and Popenoe pp. 365 - 366
2002Palaeatractus 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
superfamilyBuccinoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyMelongenidaeGill 1867
genusPalaeatractusGabb 1869

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
L. R. Saul and W. P. Popenoe 1993Small, thick-shelled, pyriform, ornately sculptured melongenids with a slightly twisted columella, simple outer lip, and thick inner lip.