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Tubiferidae

Gastropoda - Architectibranchia - Tubiferidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1895Tubiferidae Cossmann
1938Ceritellidae Wenz
1988Tubiferidae Ponder and Warén p. 309
2012Tubiferidae Gründel and Nützel p. 39

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassHeterostropha
orderArchitectibranchiaHaszprunar 1985
superfamilyActeonoidead'Orbigny 1835
familyTubiferidaeCossmann 1895
familyTubiferidaeCossmann 1895

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
J. Gründel and A. Nützel 2012The protoconch is trans- to medioaxial. The shell shape varies from broad to slender oval. The whorls are convex. The shell ornament varies from smooth to distinctly ornamented. The ramp varies from being distinct to absent. The whorls embrace distinctly below the suture or ramp. The aperture is distinctly higher than wide but lower than those of Acteoninidae and Cylindrobullinidae. It is comparatively wide, drop-shaped with a broad and rounded abapical end and lacks columellar folds.