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Protospira

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae

Taxonomy
Protospira was named by Ruedemann (1916) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Fran-u]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Murchisoniidae by Knight et al. (1960); and to Pelagiellida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1916Protospira Ruedemann
1960Protospira Knight et al. p. 291
2002Protospira Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassOrthogastropoda
orderMurchisoniina
superfamilyMurchisonioidea()
familyMurchisoniidae
genusProtospira

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitec
Entire body: yesf
Adult length: 10 to < 100f
Adult width: 10 to < 100f
Locomotion: facultatively mobilef
Life habit: epifaunalf
Diet: suspension feederf
Vision: limitedc
Created: 2009-06-11 18:05:26
Modified: 2009-09-21 12:43:21
Source: f = family, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Hendy 2009
Collections
No collection or age range data are available