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Lophospira

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Lophospiridae

Taxonomy
Lophospira was named by Whitfield (1886) [Sepkoski's age data: O Aren-l O Ashg-m]. Its type is Murchisonia milleri. It is the type genus of Lophospiridae, Lophospiroidea, Lophospirinae.

It was reranked as Pleurotomaria (Lophospira) by Perner (1907); it was reranked as Loxoplocus (Lophospira) by Knight et al. (1960).

It was assigned to Pleurotomariidae by Ulrich and Scofield (1897); to Pleurotomaria by Perner (1907); to Loxoplocus by Knight et al. (1960); to Archaeogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002); and to Lophospiridae by Wagner (1999) and Bouchet et al. (2005).

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1839Pleurotomaria angulata de Sowerby and Murchison p. 641 figs. pl. 21 f. 20
1862Pleurotomaria depauperata Hall and Whitney p. 55 fig. 5
1886Lophospira Whitfield
1897Lophospira Ulrich and Scofield
1907Pleurotomaria (Lophospira) Perner
1925Pleurotomaria (Lophospira) depauperata Ladd fig. 366
1929Lophospira depauperata Ladd
1960Loxoplocus (Lophospira) Knight et al. p. 207
1975Cyclora depauperata Harrison and Harrison pp. 223-224 figs. pl. 5 f. 8-10
1999Loxoplocus (Lophospira) depauperata Frest et al.
1999Lophospira Wagner
2002Lophospira Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Lophospira Bouchet et al. p. 102

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassOrthogastropoda
orderMurchisoniina
superfamilyTrochonematoidea()
familyLophospiridae
genusLophospira

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. J. Wagner 1999Trilineate selenizone with carina at intersection of base:left ramp (alveozone), sharp sinus.