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Gastropoda - Epitoniidae

Stenorhytis was named by Conrad (1862). It is extant.

It was reranked as Scala (Sthenorytis) by Conrad (1863); it was reranked as Epitonium (Sthenorytis) by Dall (1908) and Durham (1937); it was reranked as Scala (Sthenorhytis) by Brown (1913) and Brown (1913); it was reranked as Epitonium (Sthenorhytis) by Cooke (1919); it was corrected as Sthenorytis by Moore (1984) and Todd (2001); it was misspelled as Sthenorhytis by Sepkoski (2002).

It was assigned to Scala by Conrad (1863), Brown (1913) and Brown (1913); to Epitonium by Dall (1908), Cooke (1919) and Durham (1937); to Epitoniidae by Moore (1984) and Todd (2001); and to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1863Scala (Sthenorytis) Conrad p. 565
1908Epitonium (Sthenorytis) Dall p. 436 figs. pl. 9, figs. 5, 6, 8
1913Scala (Sthenorhytis) Brown p. 612
1919Epitonium (Sthenorhytis) Cooke p. 112
1937Epitonium (Sthenorytis) Durham p. 499
1984Sthenorytis Moore p. 10
2001Sthenorytis Todd
2002Sthenorhytis Sepkoski, Jr.

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
Ptenoglossa(Gray 1853)
superfamilyEpitonioidea(Berry 1910)
familyEpitoniidaeBerry 1910
genusSthenorytis(Conrad 1862)

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.

J. W. Durham 1937Shell heavy, body whorl very large, spire short; sutures deep; axial varices prominent, continuous from whorl to whorl, usually recurved posteriorly; spiral ribs usually heavy, basal keel present; aperture nearly round, entire, no distinct auricle; umbilicus usually covered. Living in Atlantic and Pacific in warm waters, to 805 fathoms in tropics, usually on sandy bottoms.