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Haliotis saldanhae

Gastropoda - Haliotidae

Taxonomy
Haliotis saldanhae was named by Kensley (1972). Its type specimen is S.A.M. LI4187/D, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1972Haliotis saldanhae Kensley p. 176 fig. 2
1986Haliotis saldanhae Kensley and Pether p. 149

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassOrthogastropoda
superorderVetigastropodaSalvini-Plawen 1980
superfamilyHaliotoideaRafinesque 1815
familyHaliotidaeRafinesque 1815
genusHaliotisLinnaeus 1758
speciessaldanhae

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
B. Kensley 1972Outer lip of shell margin slightly convex. Four or five foramina present on distinct ridge between upper surface of body whorl and region between foramina and columella ridge. Distinct groove between columella and rest of shell. Body whorl with about 15 smoothly-rounded spirallirae, some stronger than others. One or two lirae present between larger foramina, nine or ten lirae between foramina and columella, two stronger than rest. Faint growth-lines visible. Several strong smoothly-rounded undulations at angle of about 40° to growth- lines.