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Hispanosinuites

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Sinuitidae

Taxonomy
Hispanosinuites was named by Fryda and Gutierrez-Marco (1996) [Sepkoski's age data: O Llvi-l]. Its type is Hispanosinuites peeli. It is the type genus of Hispanosinuitinae.

It was assigned to Bellerophontida by Sepkoski (2002); to Hispanosinuitinae by Fryda and Gutierrez-Marco (1996) and Bouchet et al. (2005); and to Sinuitinae by Wagner (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1996Hispanosinuites Fryda and Gutierrez-Marco pp. 603 – 604
2002Hispanosinuites Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Hispanosinuites Bouchet et al. pp. 89, 241
2017Hispanosinuites Wagner p. G944

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderBellerophontidaUlrich and Scofield 1897
suborderBellerophontina
superfamilyBellerophontoidea()
familySinuitidae
subfamilySinuitinae
genusHispanosinuites

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
J. Fryda and J.C. Gutierrez-Marco 1996Medium-sized sinuitid molluscs with isostrophical, laterally depressed shell; outer shell surface entirely covered by secondary shell deposits; anterior apertural margin with wide V-shaped sinus; transverse ornamentation on inductural surface; perinductural surface smooth.

Among sinuitid genera, Hispanosinuites new genus most closely approaches the family type genus Sinuites Koken, 1896, in terms of the general form of its shell and wide sinus on the aperture. It is easily distinguished from all other genera of the family Sinuitidae by the presence of secondary shell deposits entirely covering the outer shell surface. It differs from representatives of the family Euphemitidae in the form of the apertural margin.
P. J. Wagner 2017Medium-sized sinuitid molluscs with isostrophical,
laterally depressed shell; outer shell surface entirely covered
by secondary shell deposits; anterior apertural margin with wide
V-shaped sinus; transverse ornamentation on inductural surface;
perinductural surface smooth.

Among sinuitid genera, Hispanosinuites new genus
most closely approaches the family type genus Sinuites Koken,
1896, in terms of the general form of its shell and wide
sinus on the aperture. It is easily distinguished from all other
genera of the family Sinuitidae by the presence of secondary
shell deposits entirely covering the outer shell surface. It differs
from representatives of the family Euphemitidae in the form of
the apertural margin.