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Montospira

Gastropoda - Murchisoniina - Gosseletinidae

Taxonomy
Montospira was named by Maxwell (1964) [Sepkoski's age data: C Mosc P Sakm Sepkoski's reference number: 797]. Its type is Montospira montoensis.

It was assigned to Pleurotomariidae by Maxwell (1964); to Archaeogastropoda by Sepkoski (2002); and to Neilsoniinae by Wagner (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1964Montospira Maxwell
2002Montospira Sepkoski, Jr.
2017Montospira Wagner p. G1781

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
RankNameAuthor
classGastropodaCuvier 1797
subclassOrthogastropoda
orderMurchisoniina
superfamilyEotomarioidea
familyGosseletinidae
subfamilyNeilsoniinae
genusMontospira

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
W. G. H. Maxwell 1964Small, turbiniform gastropod of moderate height, and with slightly enlarged body whorl ; whorl profile angular, extending horizontally or sl ightly upward from the suture, then curving abruptly downward to the periphery and rounding rapidly on to the flat base ; sutures deep ; selenizone well developed, on lower part of whorl ; ornament of transverse striae, recurved on to selenizone ; inductura absent, columellar l ip thi n ; four whorl s ; pleural angle 55°.