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Tritonofusus (Plicifusus)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Tritonofusus (Plicifusus) was named by Dall (1902) [Sepkoski's age data: T Plio R]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Plicifusus by Vaught et al. (1989), Sepkoski (2002) and Kosyan and Kantor (2012).

It was assigned to Tritonofusus by Dall (1902); to Buccininae by Vaught et al. (1989); to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002); and to Colinae by Kosyan and Kantor (2012).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1902Tritonofusus (Plicifusus) Dall p. 523
1982Quassisipho Petrov p. 43
1989Plicifusus Vaught et al.
2002Plicifusus Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Quassisipho Sepkoski, Jr.
2012Plicifusus Kosyan and Kantor p. 56

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyBuccinoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyBuccinidaeRafinesque 1815
genusTritonofususRöding 1798
subgenusPlicifususDall 1902

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.

A. R. Kosyan and Y. I. Kantor 2012Shell elongated, fusiform, small to medium-sized, with short to medium long siphonal canal, sculpture of well developed axial ribs and spiral cords or narrow riblets (from 15 to 60 on penultimate whorl). Operculum with terminal nucleus, usually turned to the left. Central tooth of radula large and broad, with two to four (usually three) sharp cusps. Lateral teeth usually with three or four cusps, with central cusps always smaller than lateral ones. Salivary ducts thin and convoluted. Stomach large, in comparison to proboscis, narrow, with small posterior mixing area.