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Retipirula

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Volutidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Retipirula Sepkoski, Jr.
2008Retipirula Saul and Squires p. 233

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyMuricoideade Costa 1776
familyVolutidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyVolutoderminaePilsbry and Olsson 1941
genusRetipirula

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 R. L. Squires 2008Pyriform volutes with axial and spiral ribbing forming nodes at their intersections and having two to four columellar plaits. Aperture extended posteriorly into rounded posterior notch at suture; inner lip callus expanded, forming parietal shield on whorl face extending adapically over previous suture. Protoconch turbinate.