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Retispira bellireticulata

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae

Taxonomy
Retispira bellireticulata was named by Knight (1945). It is not extant. It is the type species of Retispira.

It was recombined as Knightites (Retispira) bellireticulata by Knight et al. (1960) and Hoare et al. (1997).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1945Retispira bellireticulata Knight pp. 335 - 340 figs. pl. 49 f. 1a-c
1960Knightites (Retispira) bellireticulata Knight et al. pp. I184 fig. 103.5
1995Retispira bellireticulata Batten pp. 7 - 8 fig. 3
1997Knightites (Retispira) bellireticulata Hoare et al. p. 1027

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
RankNameAuthor
orderBellerophontidaUlrich and Scofield 1897
suborderBellerophontina
superfamilyBellerophontoidea()
familyBellerophontidae
subfamilyKnightitinae
genusRetispira
speciesbellireticulata

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
R. L. Batten 1995Small bellerophontiform gastropods with equally well-developed revolving and collabral lirae forming reticulate ornament pattern. Whorl profile broadly rounded on dorsum but interrupted by a raised, convex selenizone. Profile becomes flat to concave in the umbilical regions. Narrowly phaneromphalus to anomphalus. Revolving ornament slightly more strongly developed adjacent to selenizone on upper dorsum. Convex selenizone ornamented by three revolving lirae and well-developed lunulae; bordered by narrow troughs that lack ornament. About 20 equally spaced revolving lirae. Collabral ornament is spaced about the same as revolving elements. No ornament in umbilical regions.