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Nucleolaria

Gastropoda - Cypraeidae

Taxonomy
Cypraea (Nucleolaria) was named by Oyama (1959) [m. kosnik taxon no: 7878]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Nucleolaria by Groves (1994) and Meyer (2003).

It was assigned to Cypraea by Oyama (1959) and Wilson (1993); to Erosariini by Groves (1994); and to Erosariinae by Meyer (2003).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1959Cypraea (Nucleolaria) Oyama pp. 361 - 362
1993Cypraea (Nucleolaria) Wilson p. 185
1994Nucleolaria Groves p. 247
2003Nucleolaria Meyer

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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
subfamilyErosariinaeSchilder 1924
genusNucleolaria()

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
L. T. Groves 1994Shell small to medium in size; coarse to fine dorsal nodules with fine inter-nodular threads; prominent dorsal sulcus; coarse ventral ribs; fossula smooth and deep.