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Busycon carica

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae

Taxonomy
Murex carica was named by Gmelin (1792) [DISTRIBUTION: Recent; Western Atlantic. TYPE: Holotype unknown.]. It is extant.

It was recombined as Pyrula carica by Cooke (1936); it was recombined as Busycon (Busycon) carica by Olsson (1967); it was recombined as Busycon carica by Smith (1938), Abbott (1954), Richards (1962), Spencer and Campbell (1987) and Hendy et al. (2008).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1792Murex carica Gmelin
1936Pyrula carica Cooke p. 125
1938Busycon carica Smith
1954Busycon carica Abbott p. 235
1962Busycon carica Richards p. 83
1967Busycon (Busycon) carica Olsson p. 31
1987Busycon carica Spencer and Campbell p. 66
1994Busycon carica rucksorum Petuch pp. 310-311 figs. pl. 60, fig. K
2007Busycon rucksorum Petuch and Roberts
2008Busycon carica Hendy et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyBuccinoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyMelongenidaeGill 1867
subfamilyBusyconinaeWade 1917
genusBusyconRöding 1798
speciescarica(Gmelin 1792)

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