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Volutifusus meganucleus

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Volutidae

Taxonomy
Volutifusus meganucleus was named by Petuch (1988). Its type specimen is ANSP 52883, a partial shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Chancellor Point [St. Marys Fm], which is in a Miocene coastal sandstone in the St Marys Formation of Maryland.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1988Volutifusus meganucleus Petuch p. 26 figs. pl. 4, figs. 7, 8

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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
familyVolutidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyScaphellinaeAdams and Adams 1858
genusVolutifususConrad 1863
speciesmeganucleus

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