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Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Bellerophontidae

Bellerophon was named by de Montfort (1808) [Sepkoski's age data: O Ashg Tr Anis Sepkoski's reference number: 2,110,1130]. Its type is Bellerophon vasulites. It is the type genus of Bellerophontacea.

It was reranked as Carinaropsis (Bellerophon) by Sardeson (1892).

It was assigned to Carinaropsis by Sardeson (1892); to Bellerophontidae by McCoy (1852), Ulrich and Scofield (1897), Weir (1931) and Knight et al. (1960); to Bellerophontida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Bellerophontinae by Bouchet et al. (2005), Nützel and Ketwetsuriya (2016) and Ketwetsuriya et al. (2020).

B. (Bellerophon), B. (Bucaniella), B. (Sorobanobaca), B. affinis, B. alutaceus, B. anthracophilus, B. barquensis, B. barrandei, B. bicarenus (syn. B. scalifer), B. bidorsata, B. blainvillei, B. blairi, B. bristolensis, B. chapmani, B. chesterensis, B. clarki, B. clausus, B. comelicanus, B. compressus, B. contortus, B. corriei, B. costatus, B. crassoides, B. cresswelli, B. creswelli, B. cristatus, B. cylindricus, B. cymbularia, B. daubenyi, B. deflectus, B. demaneti (syn. B. propinquus), B. denckmanni, B. depauperatus, B. eminens, B. erawanensis, B. excavatus, B. formani, B. fraternus, B. galeatus, B. gibsoni, B. goslariensis, B. graphicus, B. havliceki, B. helena, B. heterocanaliculus, B. hiulcus, B. huashibanensis, B. hyalina, B. imperforatus, B. impressus, B. incertus, B. incomptus, B. insculptus, B. interstrialis, B. irregularis, B. isfarensis, B. janus, B. jeffersonensis, B. kyndalynensis, B. laticallis, B. latisulcatus, B. latofasciatus, B. ledburiensis, B. lenticularis, B. lineatus (syn. Teutonophon striatus, B. striatus), B. livengoodensis, B. lohestoe, B. macromphalus, B. macrostoma, B. majusculus, B. mansfieldianus, B. miser, B. mongoliensis, B. murchisoni, B. nactus, B. nevadensis, B. newberryi, B. orientalis, B. patersoni, B. pelops (syn. B. glyptotaenius, B. homalotaenius, B. exponens), B. pennatus, B. peregrinus, B. permianus, B. pisum, B. pitkinensis, B. planoconvexus, B. politus, B. propinquus, B. pygmaeus, B. qinglongensis, B. quadratus, B. roemeri, B. ruthveni, B. scaber (syn. B. bacchus, B. verrucosa), B. scheii, B. scissile, B. sedaliensis, B. shelbiensis, B. singularis, B. solitarius, B. solvensis, B. spergensis (syn. B. sublaevis), B. squamatus, B. strictocanaliculus, B. stummi, B. subcostatus (syn. B. costatus), B. subglobatus, B. subglobulus, B. sublaevis, B. sulcatinus, B. sulcatulus, B. sverdrupi, B. swainsensis, B. tenuifascia, B. tenuilineata, B. tenureticulatum, B. timorensis, B. triangularis, B. ulrichi, B. vasulites (type species), B. vigilii, B. wewokanus, B. whittleseyi, B. wrighti, B. yabei, Mogulia regularis
Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1808Bellerophon de Montfort
1852Bellerophon McCoy p. 307
1880Mogulia Waagen p. 156
1892Carinaropsis (Bellerophon) Sardeson p. 336
1897Bellerophon Ulrich and Scofield
1897Mogulia Ulrich and Scofield
1931Bellerophon Weir p. 782
1960Bellerophon Knight et al.
2002Bellerophon Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Bellerophon Bouchet et al. pp. 35, 36, 241
2016Bellerophon Nützel and Ketwetsuriya p. 486
2020Bellerophon Ketwetsuriya et al. p. 55

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EubilateriaAx 1987
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderBellerophontidaUlrich and Scofield 1897

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.

J. Weir 1931Symmetrical, involute, globose orsubglobose shells, with or without umbilical depressions. Whorls rounded on the sides and dorsum, or subquadrate and carinate ; aperture not strongly expanded, with or without callosity on the inner lip. Sinus and band well developed ; the latter may be broad or narrow and filiform, convex or concave, situated on a prominent keel or in a shallow depression of the dorsum, and it may be limited by two strong revolving ribs (carinae). Sculpture consisting of concrescent lamellae of variable width.