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Cochlespiridae

Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cochlespiridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1942Cochlespirinae Powell
1960Cochlespirinae MacNeil p. 108
1964Cochlespirinae Olsson p. 111
2005Cochlespirinae Bouchet et al. p. 257
2005Cochlespirinae Rosenberg
2011Cochlespiridae Bouchet et al. p. 286

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassProsobranchiaMilne-Edwards 1848
superorderCaenogastropodaCox 1959
orderNeogastropodaThiele 1929
superfamilyConoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyCochlespiridae(Powell 1942)
familyCochlespiridae(Powell 1942)

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
P. Bouchet et al. 2011Shell of moderate size, about 20–30 mm, up to 100 mm high, high-pagodiform to fusiform, with a tall spire and usually a long siphonal canal. Axial sculpture poorly developed or absent, subsutural ramp usually smooth. Anal sinus deep, on subsutural ramp. Protoconch paucispiral, smooth. Operculum with terminal nucleus. Radula 1–0-R-0– 1. Rachidian broad, subrectangular or arched, with a single rather large cusp (Fig. 12), rarely absent (some Aforia). Marginal teeth duplex, with well developed accessory limb.