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Massyla toulai

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae

Taxonomy
Massyla toulai was named by Landau et al. (2012). Its type specimen is NHMW 2011/0177/0026, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2012Massyla toulai Landau et al. p. 921 figs. figs. 6.5-6.12

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
superphylumLophotrochozoa
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyCancellarioideaGray 1853
familyCancellariidaeGray 1853
subfamilyCancellariinaeGray 1853
genusMassylaAdams and Adams 1854
speciestoulai

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
B. Landau et al. 2012A small, fusiform, solid Massyla species with a multispiral protoconch, of spire medium-height, sculpture finely reticulate, with a predominantly axial component on later teleoconch whorls, narrow aperture and strongly developed lira and columellar folds.