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Pteropurpura

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Taxonomy
Pteropurpura was named by Josseaume (1880) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-u R Sepkoski's reference number: 1267]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Murex (Pteropurpura) by Dall (1892) and Dey (1961); it was reranked as Purpura (Pteropurpura) by Mansfield (1937).

It was assigned to Purpura by Mansfield (1937); to Murex by Dall (1892) and Dey (1961); to Muricidae by Gardner (1947) and Todd (2001); and to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Pteropurpura Josseaume p. 335
1892Murex (Pteropurpura) Dall p. 243
1937Purpura (Pteropurpura) Mansfield pp. 51, 131
1947Pteropurpura Gardner p. 524
1961Murex (Pteropurpura) Dey
2001Pteropurpura Todd
2002Pteropurpura 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
superfamilyMuricoideade Costa 1776
familyMuricidaeRafinesque 1815
genusPteropurpuraJosseaume 1880

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