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Palaeocypraea nuciformis

Gastropoda - Cypraeidae

Taxonomy
Cypraea nuciformis was named by Stephenson (1941) [m. kosnik taxon no: 2353]. Its type specimen is USNM 76988, a shell, and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is USGS 00761, which is in a Maastrichtian marine horizon in the Nacatoch Sand Formation of Texas.

It was recombined as Palaeocypraea (Palaeocypraea) suecica nuciformis by Schilder and Schilder (1971); it was recombined as Palaeocypraea (Palaeocypraea) nuciformis by Groves (1990); it was recombined as Palaeocypraea nuciformis by Groves et al. (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1941Cypraea nuciformis Stephenson p. 314 figs. pl. 59, figs. 8, 10-11
1971Palaeocypraea (Palaeocypraea) suecica nuciformis Schilder and Schilder pp. 25, 137
1990Palaeocypraea (Palaeocypraea) nuciformis Groves p. 277 figs. 9, 10
2011Palaeocypraea nuciformis Groves et al. p. 178

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyCypraeoidea(Rafinesque 1815)
familyCypraeidaeRafinesque 1815
genusPalaeocypraea
speciesnuciformis()

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
No diagnoses are available