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Glossaulax didyma

Gastropoda - Naticidae

Albula didyma was named by Röding (1798) [DISTRIBUTION: Late Pliocene-Recent; central Pacific.]. It is extant.

It was recombined as Natica didyma by Philippi (1852); it was recombined as Neverita didyma by Yen (1936) and Jensen (1996); it was recombined as Glossaulax didyma by Majima (1989); it was recombined as Polinices didyma by Pilsbry and Vanatta (1908) and Wilson (2002).

  • Natica kiritaniana was named by Yokoyama (1931) [DISTRIBUTION: Middle Miocene; Japan.]. It is not a trace fossil.

    It was recombined as Neverita kiritaniana by Tanaka (1960); it was synonymized subjectively with Glossaulax didyma by Majima (1989).
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1798Albula didyma Röding p. 20
1852Natica didyma Philippi pp. 6-7
1908Polinices didyma Pilsbry and Vanatta p. 556
1931Natica kiritaniana Yokoyama pp. 201-202 figs. pl. 12, figs. 2a-c
1936Neverita didyma Yen pp. 203-204
1960Neverita kiritaniana Tanaka
1989Glossaulax didyma Majima p. 53
1996Neverita didyma Jensen p. 22
2002Polinices didyma Wilson p. 120

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
superorderHypsogastropoda(Ponder and Lindberg 1997)
infraorderLittorinimorphaGolikov and Starobogtov 1975
superfamilyNaticoidea(Forbes 1838)
familyNaticidaeGuilding 1834
subfamilyPolinicinaeGray 1847
genusGlossaulaxRisso 1826
speciesdidyma(Röding 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.

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