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Gastropoda - Ranellidae

Cabestana was named by Röding (1798) [Sepkoski's age data: T Ol-u R Sepkoski's reference number: 909 Sepkoski's age data: T Ol-u R Sepkoski's reference number: 909; m. kosnik taxon no: 7954]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Cymatium (Cabestana) by Glibert (1963).

It was assigned to Cymatium by Glibert (1963); to Neotaenioglossa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Cymatiinae by Beu et al. (1990), Wilson (1993), Beu (2010) and Bouchet and Gofas (2011).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1798Cabestana Röding
1963Cymatium (Cabestana) Glibert p. 116
1990Cabestana Beu et al. p. 410
1993Cabestana Wilson p. 242
2002Cabestanna Sepkoski, Jr.
2010Cabestana Beu p. 118
2011Cabestana Bouchet and Gofas

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyTonnoidea(Suter 1913)
familyRanellidaeGray 1854
subfamilyCymatiinaeIredale 1913
genusCabestanaRöding 1798

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.

A. G. Beu 2010Cabestana is a distinctive genus of Ranellidae, with a shell somewhat resembling those of species of Monoplex, but with a narrow central radular tooth, not the conspicuously wide one of Cymatium and closely related genera, and with a short, smooth, turbiniform protoconch as in many species of Sassia, not the tall, multiwhorled, planktotrophic protoconch of Cymatium. Cabestana seems much more nearly related to Sassia than to Cymatium.