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Plectonotus

Gastropoda - Bellerophontida - Plectonotidae

Taxonomy
Plectonotus was named by Clarke (1899) [Sepkoski's age data: S Ldov-l D Eife Sepkoski's reference number: 362,797,1196]. Its type is Plectonotus derbyi. It is the type genus of Plectonotinae.

It was reranked as Bellerophon (Plectonotus) by Williams and Breger (1916); it was reranked as Bucanella (Plectonotus) by Knight et al. (1960).

It was assigned to Bellerophon by Williams and Breger (1916); to Bucaniellinae by Koken and Perner (1925); to Bucanella by Knight et al. (1960); to Bucaniinae by HornĂ½ (1963); to Bellerophontida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Plectonotinae by Boucot and Yochelson (1966), Wahlman (1992) and Bouchet et al. (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1899Plectonotus Clarke
1916Bellerophon (Plectonotus) Williams and Breger p. 266
1925Plectonotus Koken and Perner
1960Bucanella (Plectonotus) Knight et al. p. 175 fig. 91.4
1963Plectonotus HornĂ½
1966Plectonotus Boucot and Yochelson
1992Plectonotus Wahlman
2002Plectonotus Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Plectonotus Bouchet et al. pp. 134, 241

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
orderBellerophontidaUlrich and Scofield 1897
suborderBellerophontina
superfamilyBellerophontoidea()
familyPlectonotidae()
genusPlectonotus

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