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Purpura (Tritonalia)

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae

Taxonomy
Tritonalia was named by Fleming (1828) [Sepkoski's age data: T Ol R Sepkoski's reference number: 123]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Purpura (Tritonalia) by Harzhauser (2002) and Mandic and Steininger (2003).

It was assigned to Muricidae by Gardner (1948); to Neogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002); and to Purpura by Harzhauser (2002) and Mandic and Steininger (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1828Tritonalia Fleming
1948Tritonalia Gardner p. 219
2002Purpura (Tritonalia) Harzhauser p. 97
2002Tritonalia Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Purpura (Tritonalia) Mandic and Steininger p. 274

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyMuricoideade Costa 1776
familyMuricidaeRafinesque 1815
genusPurpuraBruguière 1789
subgenusTritonalia(Fleming 1828)

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