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Royalella eleganta

Gastropoda - Heterostropha - Donaldinidae

Taxonomy
Donaldina eleganta was named by Pan and Erwin (2002). Its type specimen is USNM 127687, a shell, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Matan M40, Heshan, which is in a Changhsingian carbonate limestone in the Heshan Formation of China.

It was recombined as Royalella eleganta by Bandel (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Royalella eleganta Bandel p. 63
2002Donaldina eleganta Pan and Erwin p. 34 figs. 16.6 - 16.8

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderHeterostropha()
superfamilyStreptacidoideaKnight 1931
familyDonaldinidae
genusRoyalella
specieseleganta()

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