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Axelella cativa

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae

Taxonomy
Axelella cativa was named by Landau et al. (2012). Its type specimen is NHMW 2011/0177/0032, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is TU 961 - Cativa [lower Gatun Fm], which is in a Tortonian coastal siltstone in the Gatun Formation of Panama.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2012Axelella cativa Landau et al. p. 926 figs. figs. 6.1806.20

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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
genusAxelella
speciescativa

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. Landau et al. 2012A small, very squat and solid Axelella species, with a multispiral protoconch, a short conical spire, sculpture consisting of broad predominantly axial ribs overrun by narrow spiral cords, and a small aperture bearing very strong apertural dentition and columellar folds.