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Melapium hawthornei

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae

Taxonomy
Melapium hawthornei was named by Kensley and Pether (1986). Its type specimen is SAM-PQ-KN549, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Melapium hawthornei Kensley and Pether p. 191 figs. fig. 29

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
RankNameAuthor
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyBuccinoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyBuccinidaeRafinesque 1815
subfamilyPseudolivinaeCossmann 1901
familyStrepturidaeCossmann 1901
genusMelapiumAdams and A 1853
specieshawthornei

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 and J. Pether 1986Shell 1,2 times longer than wide, of 4 postnatal whorls. Spire somewhat sunken, but still protruding. Body whorl globose, profile evenly convex, with very faint, shallow, spiral lines, and irregular axial growth lines. Parietal callus extending from body-whorl suture in evenly convex line to lower columella. Posterior canal short, but with distinct notch; anterior canal flexed to left; lower columella narrowed, with fasciole strong but barely visible in apertural view; outer lip evenly convex to notch at anterior canal.